Posts Tagged ‘labor force’

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    State By State Gender Pay Gaps

    Nov 18, 13 • 602 Views • No Comments

    At 15 cents, the gender wage gap is smallest in Vermont and Nevada. It expands to 36 cents in Wyoming. Comparing all women to all men, though, is tricky. We have the single female professionals who have no gender wage gap and other women who do. We throw...  [read more]

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    Power and Pantsuits

    Nov 29, 12 • 361 Views • No Comments

    Today, some thoughts about pantsuits and power. One scholarly analysis of Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits concluded that they displayed her toughness. In a Harper’s Bazaar interview, Nancy Pelosi is asked, “How many pantsuits do you have?” Her answer:...  [read more]

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    Job Matters

    May 28, 11 • 254 Views • No Comments

    Where do we work and how much do we earn? In the entire U.S., there are 2830 mathematicians, 3220 historians, and 225,450 fitness trainers and aerobic instructors. Employing 7.6 million, the largest occupational group is salespeople and cashiers. Here, you...  [read more]

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    Visiting the Labor Market

    Mar 9, 11 • 215 Views • No Comments

    We might need to adjust how we think about the labor market. Yes, we know that the unemployment rate for February was 8.9% and that 13.7 million people are jobless.  However, to encourage thoughts about the future, an M.I.T. economist tells us more....  [read more]

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    Unemployment Questions

    Feb 6, 11 • 222 Views • No Comments

    Friday’s employment report had good news and bad news. There was considerably less unemployment and considerably less job creation. Moving from 9.4% to 9%, the unemployment rate decreased more than most people expected. However, the job creation number,...  [read more]