Category Archives: Economic Growth

An Oddity in the Maine Economic Recovery

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BINYAMIN Appelbaum at the New York Times has a new article arguing that measuring the recent economic recovery should focus on the number of employed rather than the unemployed.  Specifically, rather than focusing on the unemployment rate (which can be misleading since it does not count discouraged workers who give up looking for a job […]

The Maine Brain Gain?

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THERE’S been a substantial amount of discussion about the ‘need’ to increase the number of college graduates in Maine to close the purported skills gap and boost Maine’s economy.  In short, the lack of skilled and educated labor in the state is restraining the state’s economy as job opportunities remain unfilled.  One might conclude from […]