Archive for the ‘Full Employment’ Category

It’s all in the hat!

September 1st, 2015

This whole time I’m crunching numbers, holding events, publishing papers, trying to elevate full employment to the national goal it deserves to be, when I should have just worn a hat. From an interview with someone at a focus group of Trump supporters: “We know his goal is to make America great again,” another woman… Read more

Two up-to-date pictures of labor market slack

September 1st, 2015

[by JB and Ben Spielberg] Earlier today, Jared wrote: “Look at the employment ratio; look at Andy Levin’s all-in slack measure (I’ll post something on this later)—they’re still signaling a job market that is unquestionably improving but is still far from full employment.” In this post, we briefly explain some of the evidence that there’s… Read more