Posts Tagged ‘unemployment rate’

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    How Has The Safety Net Affected the Unemployment Rate?

    Feb 5, 13 • 354 Views • No Comments

    University of Chicago economist Casey Mulligan believes that the US unemployment rate has remained high because of many separate public policy changes. Big and small, each one influenced workers, businesses and consumers by creating new incentives. For......  [read more]

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    A Tale of Two Surveys

    Oct 6, 12 • 390 Views • No Comments

    Everyone was surprised that the US unemployment rate for September dipped to 7.8%. Interpreting the number as evidence of an accelerated recovery, some people were delighted. Others advised caution, saying the statistical source of the unemployment rate is......  [read more]

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    Election Economics: More of the Jobs Story

    Sep 3, 12 • 496 Views • No Comments

    Here are some jobs facts that might be helpful when you listen to the candidates. During 1933, the unemployment rate was a cataclysmic 24.9%. Having entered office that year, FDR was re-elected in 1936 with unemployment still soaring but better at 16.9%. The......  [read more]

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    Jumping (or Not) and Unemployment

    Apr 10, 12 • 430 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Pretend for a moment that you are mounted on a jumping horse approaching an obstacle full speed.  The next thing you know, you go hurtling through the air like some limp animal. What happened? Your ever-so-noble-steed has......  [read more]

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    Unconventional Jobs

    Mar 14, 12 • 413 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Repairing the US employment situation will prove a long battle. As you read yesterday, at current growth rates, it could take eight years for American employment to fully recover. Out of this labor morass, an unusual employment......  [read more]