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Long-Term Impact of Mass Layoffs - As layoffs increase by 1%, total labour force shrinks by 0.15 percentage points

When 1% of a county’s labour force is laid off, the county’s total labour force shrinks by 0.15 percentage points within three years.

Between 2001 and 2011, internal migration, take-up of disability insurance, and early retirement account for three-quarters of the decline in the labour force following a significant economic downturn, with internal migration accounting for more than half. 299 more words


Labor Force Participation in US - An increasing share of Americans outside of the labour force are not making an effort to come back

The chart below showed that 93% of those classified as “not in the labour force” in October also resided there in September. Furthermore, since this share hit its cycle-low in June 2010, there has been a clear upward trend and we are currently around historically high levels. 42 more words

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Krugman: Heartland of Darkness

From Paul Krugman’s Conscience of a Liberal blog

This graphic paints a sharp rise in death rates from before 2000 for middle-aged white folk. It’s a startling reversal of what many expect, especially when compared to the continued declines in numerous European countries. 476 more words

Long-term Unemployed

We Need Better Stats as To Why Folks Not in the Labor Force "Don't Want a Job Now"

The news is buzzing in response to the strong October jobs report.

The October jobs report was a blowout.

Data out Friday morning showed that the US economy added 271,000 jobs in October.

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Christine Lagarde Speech Global Economy 2015

Last Updated On: May 8, 2015 By: Nick Giammarino Global Reset Newsletter – CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE FREE NEWSLETTER Christine Lagarde recently delivered this speech regarding the global economy in 2015. 19 more words

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Gender Inequality Costs As Much As the American and Chinese Economies Combined

The global economy would grow by $28 trillion by 2025 if women participated in the labor force to the same degree as men—a 26% increase and almost equivalent to the combined GDPs of the U.S. 747 more words

Where the elderly are still working, whether by choice or necessity

Across the US, people are enjoying time off today for Labor Day. Perhaps they’re visiting parents or grandparents—after all, they probably have the day off work, too. 164 more words