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The Surprisingly Complex Reasons Why Teenagers Stopped Taking Summer Jobs

Most used to work in July and August. Now the vast majority don’t. Are they being lazy, or strategic?

The summer job is considered a rite of passage for the American Teenager. 70 more words

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Participation in US - 11 percentage point gap in participation rates between men with a college degree and those with a high school degree or less

For decades, the portion of prime-age men (ages 25 to 54) in the labor force has been in decline. More recently, the labor force participation rate of prime-age women has stagnated and also declined. 818 more words

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Zombie Unemployment Rate Claims

Oregon currently has a record low unemployment rate, with good data going back to 1976. It’s true that this likely overstates the strength in the economy, however we know the labor market is tight and Oregon is at or near full employment. 546 more words

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Measuring Your Ability to Achieve the American Dream

Forbes.com recently released the results of their new American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American Dream.” 196 more words

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Measuring Your Ability to Achieve the American Dream

Forbes.com recently released the results of their new American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American Dream.” 196 more words

IFTTT

US - Labor force participation is too low, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon says

Labor force participation is too low. Labor force participation in the United States has gone from 66% to 63% between 2008 and today. Some of the reasons for this decline are understandable and aren’t too worrisome – for example, an aging population. 163 more words

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An Overview of Oregon’s Labor Force in 2016

Oregon Workforce and Economic Information

Oregon’s 2016 annual average labor force figures have arrived. Here’s a quick overview of the numbers.

Source: Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: An Overview of Oregon’s Labor Force in 2016

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