alternative-unemployment-measures

There was a time when the unemployment rate was good enough. It was long ago in an economy far, far away.

Employment is down much more among black men than among any other race/gender group in the country.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 6, 2013
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Forget the unemployment rate. The employment to population ratio is where it's at — especially if broken down by age group.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 6, 2013
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Michael Strain has a bunch of cool ideas that would reduce unemployment. Where are Obama's?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 8, 2013
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If labor force participation hadn't declined between 2007 and 2012, then unemployment wouldn't have gone down one whit.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 24, 2013
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This month's jobs report was pretty positive. Let's take a deeper dive into the data.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 2, 2012
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Today's job report was pretty fantastic. Let's break it down.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 5, 2012
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