Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Big Picture: The World Economic Forum, Davos 2014, #wef14



Today begins The World Economic  Forum in Davos, Switzerland. As always, ConsulTree is looking at the big economic picture; and of course Davos is one of the most important economic conferences that exist. This year’s topic is Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business. Professor Klauss Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, explains his world economic view in three points:

  • Conscious Optimism: markets gaining confidence finally
  • Diminished Expectations: […]
By |January 22nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

The Average Starting Salary for a Bachelor’s Degree Graduate in USA

The average starting salary for a Bachelor’s degree graduate in the United States in 2013 was $45,600, representing a 2.6 percent increase on 2012. Engineering is at the very top of the scale, commanding a starting salary of $62,600. Computer science came second with an average starting salary of $59,100 while Business rounded off the top three with $55,100. Even though humanities and social science majors have some of the lowest starting salaries on offer to graduates, they are […]

By |January 21st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments
  • Statistic: Monthly employment level of the United States from December 2012 to December 2013 (in millions, unadjusted) | Statista

Employed Persons in the United States

This statistic shows the unadjusted number of employees in the United States. Employed persons consist of: persons who did any work for pay or profit during the survey reference week; persons who did at least 15 hours of unpaid work in a family-operated enterprise; and persons who were temporarily absent from their regular jobs because of illness, vacation, bad weather, industrial dispute, or various personal reasons. In December 2013, about 144.4 million persons were employed.

Unemployment Rate December 2013

The unemployment rate declined from 7.0 percent to 6.7 percent in December, the total non-farm payrolls came at 74.000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Consensus was for 7.0% and 200.000 respectively.  The nonfarm payrolls came as a big surprise considering the drop of the unemployment rate. Perhaps the effects of the government shutdown are starting to weight.

Unemployment Rate

Employment rose in retail trade and […]

We Inspire Change

Luisa GuzmanAt ConsulTree “we inspire change”.  As the year ends we must make time for reflexion.  I ask you: What was that change that made a difference in your life last year?  That change that helped you meet a new goal or choose differently?
As this new year starts I ask that you reflect on that small but meaninful change that can transform your life […]

By |January 7th, 2014|Leadership|0 Comments