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Fullish Employment in Oregon

Just a quick update on the components of our office’s Total Employment Gap. Right now the measure indicates that Oregon’s labor market is as tight has it has been since the 1990s, although there still remains some slack. 104 more words


The Hardest Working Cities in the USA

The Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties) is one of the hardest working and most productive metros in the country. 1,983 more words

Business Development

Research team sets out to find keys to college success for older students

Employers can no longer afford to discriminate against older workers, and the reason might surprise you. It’s not lawsuits; it’s demographics.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), labor force participation by Americans age 55 and older grew at a faster rate between 1994 and 2014 than it did for younger Americans. 691 more words

Research Stories

This whole declining labor force participation baloney

Baby Boomers’ Impact on Participation Rate Big, Expected

A big part of the reason for declining labor force participation rates in our economy has little to do with a “lack of jobs” and much more to do with the fact that the biggest segment of our population—the “baby boomers”—are retiring in droves. 76 more words


The Job Market Isn't as Good as Janet Yellen Thinks

Janet Yellen may want to check her math.

One reason the Federal Reserve Chair has used to justify keeping interest rates barely above zero is the fact that the labor force participation rate—or the share of Americans over 16 who are in the labor force—has risen over the past year. 307 more words


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

International Monetary Fund

As Wages Keep Rising, So Does Employee Turnover

Want proof that the job market just keeps getting better (for employees and job seekers, anyway)? Full-time employees ages 25 to 34 got an average 10% pay hike if they changed jobs in the first quarter of this year, up from 8.3% in the last three months of 2015, according to the latest quarterly… 330 more words