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This new law in Japan is a big step forward for women managers

Japanese lawmakers have passed a law that would require large companies to publicly set goals for hiring and promoting women to managerial roles, according to a report in… 128 more words


Labor Force Participation in U.S. and Abroad - Charts

Despite the similar trends in youth, prime-age and pre-retirement participation rates, the U.S. is the only country in our sample experiencing a recent decline in the aggregate labor force participation rate. 87 more words

A Closer Look

Why are Americans leaving the work force?

Another example of American exceptionalism.

A report by CNN Money indicates that, since the year 2000, the American labor force participation rate—the proportion of working-age Americans with jobs or looking for work—has fallen, while the rate has been increasing in other industrial countries. 265 more words


Sharing economy deprives workers of opportunities of convenience

My motivation for writing this post comes is a gripe I have about the advice to quit unhappy jobs as frequently promoted on job sites like LinkedIn.   2,367 more words

Labor Market

Participation in US - Looking solely at the falling unemployment rate overstates that recovery

I am pleased to be here today to address an important topic for understanding the health of the labor market and the economy overall: the labor force participation rate, which currently stands at 62.6 percent. 366 more words

United States

The decline in labor force participation in US - What the Economic Report of the President says

The decline in labor force participation between the fourth quarter of 2007 and the fourth quarter of 2014 can be decomposed into three parts: an aging population, the economic downturn, and a residual that is attribut‐ able to other factors. 101 more words

United States

US - June 2015 Job Report vs October 1977

So what exactly did the United States look like in October 1977, the last time the labor-participation rate was this low? Obviously the most important question is what Americans were listening to. 340 more words

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