Posts Tagged ‘GDP’

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    Understanding the Jobs Report

    Jul 9, 11 • 323 Views • No Comments

    Hearing yesterday’s jobs report, most people said, “No good news.” Lower wages, almost no hiring, less time on the job and 9.2% unemployment meant more worries about the economy. These facts might provide some insight. The output gap:...  [read more]

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    Unemployment Insight

    Jun 3, 11 • 260 Views • No Comments

    Would you like to see job winners, job losers, recession and recovery across the country? These interactive graphics are perfect. Here, you can see “jobs gained” and “jobs lost” across the U.S. in 100 metropolitan areas. As you move a...  [read more]

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    Health and GDP

    Apr 28, 11 • 349 Views • No Comments

    We are taller, healthier, heavier, and living longer. In 1790, a typical Frenchman weighed 110 pounds. Now, the scale says 170. That 60-pound difference relates to a lot more than food. According to a new book from Nobel prize winning economist Robert Fogel...  [read more]

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    A Tank of Gas

    Apr 27, 11 • 478 Views • No Comments

    A tank of gas is not just a tank of gas. Isn’t it a spending decision? The national average for a gallon of regular is close to $3.88 and higher in California. July 2008 was the last time we dealt with 4 dollar gas. One economist estimated that 4 dollar...  [read more]

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    Money and Happiness

    Apr 26, 11 • 313 Views • No Comments

    It is possible, after all, that money can make us happy. A recent Brookings paper from 3 University of Pennsylvania researchers concluded that people experience greater “subjective well-being” or life satisfaction when they are more affluent....  [read more]