alternative-unemployment-measures

All you need are 24 indicators to understand the labor market

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

The recovery is racist

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. Here’s the chart to focus on on jobs day.

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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This conservative economist cares more about unemployment than Obama does

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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The depressing reality of ‘the recovery': Americans aren’t getting jobs. They’re retiring.

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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The jobs report, in six charts

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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The jobs report in six charts

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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