Archive for the ‘Jobs’ Category

The Challenge of Long Term Job Growth: Two Big Hints

June 5th, 2011

Busy day tomorrow, so unlikely to post much.  Starting the day out with some early squawking—guest-hosting on CNBCs Squawk Box, 7-9am. Also giving a talk later in the day on longer term concerns re job growth, as in how can we generate enough jobs, not just in the cyclical sense, like now, but over the… Read more

Larry Mishel Speaks…I Must Listen

June 5th, 2011

Larry Mishel, the President of the Economic Policy Institute, is an old friend, mentor, and co-author (with illustrious others) of NINE editions of the book State of Working America.  You write nine books with someone, you either love each other or kill each other.  We both remain alive, so you do the math. He comments:… Read more

Third Impression of the Jobs Report

June 3rd, 2011

OK, a slight bit more substance. You never want to freak out over one month’s numbers in this biz, but when a monthly result reflects other stuff going on in the economy—in this case, slowing growth—you want to give that monthly number a little more weight. So that explains my first and second impressions of… Read more