Monday, September 8, 2014


Econ Comments & Analysis                                                                                    | The Worst Job Stat Continues to Get Even Worse
Amid all the focus on boosting the minimum wage and legislating living wages, virtually no one seems to have noticed what is happening to the workweek in low-wage industries.
Zero Hedge | 53 Million Temps: All You Need To Know About The "Jobs Recovery"
After years of ignoring the obvious, the Federal Reserve has been finally forced to admit that the labor force participation rate matters
NBER | The Labor Market Impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Oil Drilling Moratorium
In 2010, the Gulf Coast experienced the largest oil spill, the greatest mobilization of spill response resources, and the first Gulf-wide deepwater drilling moratorium in U.S. history. Taking advantage of the unexpected nature of the spill and drilling moratorium, I estimate the net effects of these events on Gulf Coast employment and wages.

Wall Street Journal | Minimum-Wage Fights Create Rift Among Cheerleaders
National Football League cheerleaders pushing for fair wages won an initial victory last week, but not all of their former colleagues are rooting them on.
Wall Street Journal | The August Jobs Report in Six Charts
The unemployment rate ticked down to 6.1%
Calculated Risk | Public and Private Sector Payroll Jobs: Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama
By request, here is an update on an earlier post through the August employment report.
Wall Street Journal | Did Unemployment Benefits Boost Jobless Rate? Only Slightly, Fed Paper Says
The extension of unemployment benefits offered during and after the Great Recession had very little to do with boosting the jobless rate, a new Federal Reserve Board papersays.