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length of time spent jobless in various American recessions via the Economic Policy Institute   Relatedly, here’s Alan Krueger & Andreas Mueller on reservation wages: This paper presents findings from a survey of 6,025 unemployed workers who were interviewed every … Continue reading

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The ratio of US jobseekers to US jobs stands at 4:1.via John Irons (of argmax.com fame)   The jobs-to-seekers ratio rises immediately during a recession, but does not decrease as quickly after the recession ends. (Is this true in general?) The … Continue reading

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Average Wages by US County, 1Q2011

When people pontificate about national politics, I find the dialogue too generalistic. “Technology X will create green jobs”. “Wall Street is making more than Main Street.” “The United States needs to invest more money in high tech. Routine production is … Continue reading

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