Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

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    Unemployment Insight

    Jun 3, 11 • 263 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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    Trade Deals

    May 21, 11 • 302 Views • No Comments

    What if Mr. Jones, an assembly line worker, lost his job because of low cost imports? And, what if Mrs. Smith, a travel agent, also is unemployed but the reason is online firms like Expedia?  Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt asks us why Congress is...  [read more]

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    Unemployment Questions

    Feb 6, 11 • 272 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]

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    A New Way to See Friction

    Jan 4, 11 • 309 Views • No Comments

    Thinking about friction, most people picture 2 surfaces rubbing together. As economists, we should instead think of the Nobel Prize. Friction is one reason that Dale Mortensen won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics. Discussing unemployment, Dr. Mortensen says...  [read more]

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    Outsourcing and Immigration

    Nov 4, 10 • 275 Views • No Comments

    A recent economics paper provides a surprising solution to those who believe outsourcing is a problem. The story, as explained by George Mason economist Tyler Cowen, involves the connection between offshore jobs and immigration. Traditionally, economists say...  [read more]