first gear :
- n the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
News & Articles
- Car sales are on a roll, but the economy? Not so much
The nation's auto companies are reveling in their strongest monthly sales in about five years, which should be a good sign for the economy. So why is the jobs markets still stuck in first gear?
July 4, 2013 - NBC NEWS
- Car sales jump; economy lags
The economy has multiple personality disorder. Job growth, however, remains stuck in first gear, creating an intractable problem for the almost 12 million Americans out of work and giving companies little incentive to raise pay. Overall economic growth is feeble at best.
July 3, 2013 - MSN