The country is facing a labor shortage as the Baby Boomer population retires and the Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties) is no different. 604 more words
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PUBLISHED: "How to Raise Labor Force Participation in Oklahoma" for OCPA (Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs)
I have a new publication out for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), titled “How to Increase Labor Force Participation in Oklahoma.” Excerpt below: 316 more words
Labor Force Participation in US - The CBO’s projections: a drop of 3.7 percentage points over 30 years
What Are CBO’s Current Projections of Labor Force Participation?
CBO projects that the rate of labor force participation (that is, the number of people who are either working or seeking work as a share of the civilian noninstitutionalized population age 16 or older) will decline from 62.8 percent in 2017 to 61.0 percent in 2027 and to 59.2 percent in 2047—constituting a drop of 3.7 percentage points over 30 years (see the figure below). 470 more words
To the 21-30 year old men in the United States, I say a hearty Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope that your dutiful and doting parents gifted you with all of the latest video games and up-to-date console technology while simultaneously making your extended stay in their basement as comfortable and with as much hospitality as humanly possible. 1,414 more words
The supply side of the economy matters quite a bit, obviously. For employment that means the number of Oregonians willing and able to work. As such our office tracks the actual labor force participation rate (LFPR) — the share of Oregonians 16 years and older who have a job or are actively looking for work — compared with our estimate of the full employment participation rate. 34 more words
It appears that the world’s march toward gender equality hit a roadblock this year.
A new study of 144 countries published Tuesday by the World Economic Forum found that measures of the overall gender gap—women’s health, education, economic participation and opportunity, and political advancement compared to men’s—improved in 68 nations, but worsened in 74, making 2016 “an ambiguous year for global gender parity, with uneven progress at best,” according to the report. 652 more words