Tag Archives: long-term unemployment

Nationally, job quality and wage growth continue to lag during recovery

AS noted yesterday, the BLS released the jobs report for September showing that the economy added 248,000 jobs while the unemployment rate (UER) dropped to a 6 year low of 5.9%. So that’s the good news–the economy continues to add jobs and is above pre-recession levels: Moreover, 2014 has shaped up to be (thus far) […]

Another Problem with the Skills Gap Argument

Jared Bernstein has a pretty interesting post up regarding the Beveridge Curve, which in turn has some impact on the skills gap arguments taking place in Maine.  Skills gap proponents in Maine like to point to national trends to bolster their argument that the state is suffering from the national trend. On the national level, skills […]

May Jobs Report for the U.S.: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

THE national jobs report for May was released yesterday by the BLS, which has given pundits, economists, and others plenty of time to sift through the data and generate a discussion.  First, the usual caveats.  The jobs report is comprised of two monthly surveys and subject to subsequent revisions.  This means the data is both […]