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”

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Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, prepares to testify during a House Financial Services Committee hearing ...

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An aerial view of Preston, England

Last week, the cities still in the running for Amazon’s HQ2 officially found out ...

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Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams makes remarks during a press conference at the Abrams Headquarters in Atlanta. 

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, foreground, speaks at a news conference on pre-existing health conditions on Capitol Hill. 

It ...

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AP Photo/Richard Drew

A board above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones ...

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. 

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Voters wait in line in the gymnasium at Brunswick Junior High School to receive their ballots for the ...

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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for an EU summit in Brussels. 

The deal agreed to between the United ...

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AP Photo/Evan Vucci

President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House. 

Failure is a great teacher, ...

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi arrives to face reporters at a news conference at the Capitol.