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Ravi Balakrishnan
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Ravi Balakrishnan is the Deputy Chief of the North American Division in the Western Hemisphere Department, and mainly works on the United States. He was the IMF’s Resident Representative based in Singapore during 2010-13, and has also worked on the World Economic Outlook. His research interests cover labor dynamics, inequality, inflation dynamics, exchange rate dynamics, and capital flows.

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U.S. Labor Force: Where Have All the Workers Gone?

(69) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 4:53 PM

It's not supposed to be this way. As the U.S. economy recovers, hirings increase and people are encouraged to look for jobs again. Instead, the ratio of the adult population with jobs, or looking for one -- what's called the labor force participation rate -- has been falling, standing at...

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La fuerza laboral de Estados Unidos: ¿Dónde se han ido los trabajadores?

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 4:30 PM

Algo anda mal. Con la recuperación económica de Estados Unidos, las contrataciones aumentan y la gente se anima a buscar empleo nuevamente. Sin embargo, la proporción de la población adulta que tiene empleo o lo busca, lo que se denomina la tasa de participación en la fuerza laboral, ha disminuido,...

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