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CU DEVELOPMENT EDUCATORS
|Graduates of the Winter 2015 CU Development Educators Training stand with training staff at the American Airlines Training & Conference Center in Dallas, Texas.
02/02/15 02:30 PM
Forty-three credit union professionals became certified CU Development Educators
after being guided by eight program facilitators and mentors in the intensive Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training from the National Credit Union Foundation. Of the 43, two were from California: Kristin Crellin from SchoolsFirst FCU and Ricardo Flores from SCE FCU. DE Training provides critical lessons in cooperative principles, credit union philosophy, and international development issues, while incorporating challenges facing credit unions.
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From the Editors of CU Weekly
THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE PROMISING
|Dwight Johnston, Vice President and Chief Economist for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues
09/25/13 09:14 AM
CA and NV Play 'Catch-Up'
After reviewing mid-year job creation data, California merits a "B," and Nevada is improving from an "F" to a "C+."
The unemployment rate for California has declined from a peak of 12.4 percent to 8.6 percent, and Nevada is down from 14 percent to 9.6 percent. But the unemployment rate calculation is taken from the household survey, which is narrow and includes "self-employed."
A better picture can be gleaned from the nonfarm payroll survey of larger businesses.
California lost approximately 1.4 million jobs, but recovered 700,000. What the data does not show is how consistent the uptrend has been since it began in earnest in late 2011.
Click here to continue reading the latest Economic Perspective column, The Good, the Bad, and the Promising, on Page 16 in the August/September edition of Credit Union Digest!