Posts filed under “Employment”

How Risky Are Recessions For Top Earners?

Category: Employment, Think Tank

Category: Bailouts, Economy, Employment, Think Tank

A Mis-Leading Labor Market Indicator

A Mis-Leading Labor Market Indicator Samuel Kapon and Joseph Tracy Liberty Street Economics, February 03, 2014     The unemployment rate is a popular measure of the condition of the labor market. With the Great Recession, the unemployment rate increased from a low of 4.4 percent in March 2007 to a peak of 10.0 percent in October 2009….Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Employment, Think Tank

More U.S. Companies Are ‘Reshoring’


Source: NPR

Category: Employment, Video

Employee Compensation Costs During the Recovery

Employee Compensation Costs During the Recovery Joel Elvery The Federal Reserve’s two mandates—to keep inflation under control and to promote employment growth—overlap when it comes to employee compensation. Inflation typically leads to increases in nominal compensation, and firms increase prices in response, creating a feedback loop that pushes inflation higher. Compensation also rises when labor…Read More

Category: Employment

Don’t Expect Job Data Alone to Persuade Fed on Rates

Source: NY Times

Category: Employment, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates

Economic Indicators Dashboard

Click for an interactive graphic. Source: Russell Investments

Category: Consumer Spending, Credit, Economy, Employment, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Markets

The Rise and Fall of Minimum Wage

Source: NY Times See also The Minimum We Can Do

Category: Economy, Employment, Wages & Income

NFP: Pay No Attention to the Statistician Behind the Curtains

Okay, strap in for yet another tirade on why you should (for the most part) pay very little attention to the monthly Non Farm Payroll data, also know as the Employment Situation. Its hype to usefulness ratio is abysmally low. Long time readers know this is a peeve of mine (See list of prior articles…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Employment

Restless America: State-to-State Migration

From Vizynary: Approximately 7.1 million Americans moved to another state in 2012. That’s over 2.2% of the U.S. population. The United States has a long history of people picking up and moving their families to other parts of the country, in search of better livelihoods. That same spirit of mobility, a willingness to uproot oneself,…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, Travel