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Labor Participation Rate

Where Have All the Workers Gone?

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

The drop in labor force participation has surprised and baffled many economists, and there is debate about whether it is permanent.

Hype and Reality: American Economic Numbers

David Coates | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
David Coates

It is true that the rate of economic growth has quickened, but that rate is still low by pre-recession standards. In July the IMF actually cut the U.S. growth forecast for 2014 to just 1.7 percent, the CBO's in August was just 1.5 percent. These are not stellar growth numbers.

Help People With Disabilities Tap Their Abilities

René Bryce-Laporte | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
René Bryce-Laporte

While some people's disabilities are so significant that they will never be able to work, many people with disabilities can, with some reasonable accommodations, earn more, keep more of what they earn and even build assets for the future. How to make that happen?

The Fed Moves the Goal Line

Michael Farr | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

I believe that the Fed has overreached in its monetary policy not just in response to the latest crisis, but pretty consistently over the 15-20 years. In an effort to lessen the effects of (inevitable) economic downturns, the Fed (and other central banks) has caused extreme financial distortions and dislocations.

American Workforce Smallest It's Been In Over 30 Years

AP | By PAUL WISEMAN and JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a full year of fruitless job hunting, Natasha Baebler just gave up. She'd already abandoned hope of getting w...

Labor Participation Rate Keeps Falling While Millions of Jobs Go Unfilled

Heidi Golledge | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Heidi Golledge

If you look at the current employment numbers there is a quality job out there for just about every graduate -- if only they would have been guided toward courses of study that would give them the skills most in demand.