Economics Roundtable

NOTICE 4/30/18

The Economics Roundtable is back. The technical problem that has limited the set of blogs has been resolved. The RSS feed is, however, still not working.

Flushing caches will likely cause some old posts to show up for a day or two.


Employment as a Percentage of Population

The graph below shows employment as a fraction of population for people over 16 years old.


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March 2017 Payroll Employment

Payroll employment has not grown impressively since 2000. Some baby-boomers retired, but that does not totally account for this graph.

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May 2014 Payroll Employment

After 76 months, we finally got back to the prerecession level of payroll employment.

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Graph-of-the-Year Candidates

Donald Marron likes European interest rates. Click on the image to get a bigger version. Can you find three distinct subperiods?

Brad DeLong favors the U.S. gdp gap.


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Beat the Press (Dean Baker)

"Dean Baker’s commentary on economic reporting”


September 21, 2018, 3:03 pm, 1901543
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, listens to a question on the third day of his Senate ...


September 21, 2018, 11:23 am, 1901477
AP Photo/Evan Vucci

President Donald Trump waves as he arrives for a campaign rally in Las Vegas. 

To hear President Trump and ...


September 21, 2018, 11:23 am, 1901476
AP Photo/Evan Vucci

President Donald Trump waves as he arrives for a campaign rally in Las Vegas. 

To hear President Trump and ...


September 21, 2018, 11:03 am, 1901467
AP Photo/Richard Vogel

Gasoline prices are displayed at a gas station near downtown Los Angeles 

“Your gas tax dollars at work/Rebuilding California, ...


September 21, 2018, 5:03 am, 1901364

This summer, the roar of bulldozers replaced the sound of tractors over thousands of agricultural acres outside of Racine in southeastern Wisconsin. Road, water, and electricity infrastructure construction was well under way for a new industrial complex for Foxconn, the Taiwan-based technology ...


September 20, 2018, 3:03 pm, 1901252
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington


September 20, 2018, 11:23 am, 1901171
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington


September 20, 2018, 9:43 am, 1901130
AP Photo/Richard Vogel

Striking McDonald's workers carry a banner and march towards a McDonald's in south Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 18, ...


September 20, 2018, 5:03 am, 1901035
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach, ...


September 19, 2018, 2:34 pm, 1900897
AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill.

At ...