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 Hearing

"Decoding the Economic Policy Debate with Simon Johnson and James Kwak”


March 18, 2011, 12:37 pm, 834672
Dogs were once shot, drowned and electrocuted at Michael Vick’s old home in Southeastern Virginia. Now a dog rescue group is trying to purchase the property.


March 18, 2011, 12:37 pm, 834671



March 18, 2011, 12:37 pm, 834670
Former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned home to Haiti on Friday after nearly seven years in exile in South Africa, promising to serve his country “with love” but making no direct reference to a crucial presidential election just 48 hours away.


March 18, 2011, 12:37 pm, 834669



March 18, 2011, 12:37 pm, 834668
At least 34 anti-government protesters were killed when Yemeni government supporters and security forces attacked them in the capital city’s Change Square immediately after Friday’s Muslim prayers, a medical team at the demonstration said.


March 18, 2011, 12:37 pm, 834667
MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect, a measure that drew tens of thousands of protesters to the state Capitol and sent some Democrats fleeing to Illinois in an attempt to block a ...


March 18, 2011, 10:37 am, 834610
The two black Lincoln Navigators — the first was deemed unacceptable because of the color of the interior — could end up costing D.C. taxpayers more than $30,000 for just a few weeks of use.


March 18, 2011, 10:37 am, 834609



March 18, 2011, 10:37 am, 834608
Capture the action from the opening round to the national title game.


March 18, 2011, 10:37 am, 834606
India’s prime minister denied Friday any involvement in or knowledge of a bribery scandal arising from U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks and published in the Indian media, and he questioned the cables’ credibility.