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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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Jobs

The best summary of the state of our economy is the graph (below) of employment as a fraction of population for people over 16 years old. The decrease is large, but the most troubling feature of the graph is the flat trend .


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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.


Remember M1?

Money Supply M1 growth is now over 20% per year over a 12 month lag. M1 growth has touched 20% before, but not with excess reserves of $1.6 trillion. Where is M1 headed?


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May 22, 2015, 8:44 am, 1478939
The economy could yet rebound from its blues, but a sharper downward shift would rattle the 2016 race and reveal many of the candidates as unprepared for the deeper discussion.


May 22, 2015, 6:44 am, 1478887
The economy could yet rebound from its blues, but a sharper downward shift would rattle the 2016 race and reveal many of the candidates as unprepared for the deeper discussion.


May 22, 2015, 2:44 am, 1478818
Salim Furth: The Los Angeles City Council's move to raise the minimum wage will help some workers at the expense of others and lead to higher prices for consumers.


May 21, 2015, 6:44 pm, 1478695
Salim Furth: The Los Angeles City Council's move to raise the minimum wage will help some workers at the expense of others and lead to higher prices for consumers.


May 15, 2015, 10:44 pm, 1475536
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May 13, 2015, 6:44 am, 1473537
Sen. Lindsey Graham is planning to announce his presidential campaign June 1. The next week he will be raising money for his Senate war chest, suggesting he is not laser-focused on winning the White House.


May 12, 2015, 6:44 pm, 1473178
Sen. Lindsey Graham is planning to announce his presidential campaign June 1. The next week he will be raising money for his Senate war chest, suggesting he is not laser-focused on winning the White House.


May 9, 2015, 12:44 pm, 1471004
Salim Furth: A housing-voucher program in the '90s should remind policy makers that well-intentioned policies have the capacity to harm as well as to help.


May 9, 2015, 10:44 am, 1470952
Salim Furth: A housing-voucher program in the '90s should remind policy makers that well-intentioned policies have the capacity to harm as well as to help.