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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"The Atlanta Fed’s macroblog provides commentary on economic topics including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, financial issues and Southeast regional trends.

Authors for macroblog are Dave Altig and other Atlanta Fed economists.”


June 1, 2018, 11:07 am, 1863693

A recent FEDS Notes article summarized some interesting findings from the Board of Governors' 2017 Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking. One set of responses that caught my eye explored the connection between part-time employment and pay raises. The report estimates that about 70 percent of people ...


May 31, 2018, 11:07 am, 1863271

Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have drawn considerable attention from both the real and financial sides of the economy. The Atlanta Fed's recent Financial Markets Conference, Machines Learning Finance: Will They Change the Game?, explored the implications of AI/ML for the financial system ...


April 18, 2018, 3:08 pm, 1842992

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The Atlanta Fed's Wage Growth Tracker rose 3.3 percent in ...


April 2, 2018, 4:08 pm, 1838292

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In the second post of this series, I enumerated several alternative ...


March 28, 2018, 1:47 pm, 1836950

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March 27, 2018, 3:47 pm, 1836549

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In yesterday's macroblog post, I discussed one of the central ...


March 26, 2018, 4:08 pm, 1836156

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"Should the Fed stick with the 2 percent inflation target or rethink ...


March 23, 2018, 3:07 pm, 1835439

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In a recent macroblog post, we shared some results of ...


March 6, 2018, 12:08 pm, 1829130

One Friday morning each month at 8:30 is always an exciting time here at the Atlanta Fed. Why, you might ask? Because that's when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issues the newest employment and labor force statistics from the Employment Situation Summary. Just after the release, ...


February 28, 2018, 4:08 pm, 1826901

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