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.


RSS Feed

WSJ:  Washington Wire

"Political Insight and Analysis From The Wall Street Journal’s Capital Bureau”


October 16, 2018, 9:31 am, 1908062
News and analysis from WSJ's Washington bureau


October 16, 2018, 9:31 am, 1908063
News and analysis from WSJ's Washington bureau


October 12, 2018, 9:31 am, 1907005
News and analysis from WSJ's Washington bureau


September 13, 2018, 12:42 pm, 1899177
News and analysis from WSJ's Washington bureau


July 18, 2018, 9:32 am, 1877000
News and analysis from WSJ's Washington bureau


July 5, 2018, 9:11 am, 1873130
News and analysis from the WSJ's Washington bureau.


May 4, 2018, 2:12 pm, 1852756
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she will fundraise for Democrats even if they don't support her in leadership elections after the midterms.


April 6, 2018, 8:44 am, 1839457
In today's Capital Journal Daybreak: President Donald Trump threatens to escalate trade tensions with China; speculation is growing about EPA chief Scott Pruitt's job status; and what's driving the president's attacks on Amazon.


April 2, 2018, 9:32 am, 1838123
In today's Capital Journal Daybreak, China hits back with tariffs against the U.S., President Trump suggests any DACA deal with Democrats is dead, and what's driving uncertainty over economic policy.


March 15, 2018, 7:31 am, 1832819
A key takeaway from Democrat Conor Lamb’s apparent upset over Republican Rick Saccone in a district deep in Trump Country: Even if you’re a lifelong, conservative Republican running in an area that voted for President Donald Trump by a wide margin, Mr. Trump can’t guarantee a win.