Tag Archives: unemployment

Is it ‘where are the jobs’ or ‘where are the workers’?

The unemployment rate gets a lot of attention in the media and in public discussions as it relates to the labor market and overall economy.  In no way do I mean to discount the unemployment rate as a useful measure but … Continue reading

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JOLTS Data: Openings & Hires with Stock-Vacancy Ratios

The BLS has a program called the Job Openings & Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) that tracks and publishes data on job openings, hires and separations. I find this data interesting and one that can elaborate more on what is going … Continue reading

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Can you do better than Bernanke & Co.?

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has posted a “Fed Chairman Game” on their website.  It lets you set monetary policy for 16 quarters. The game starts you off with the fed funds rate set at 4.50%, unemployment at … Continue reading

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