Archive for the ‘Jobs’ Category

Jobs Report: First impressions

March 6th, 2015

[Seasonally adjusted, it’s an average day outside, but aside from that there’s snow everywhere and it’s messing up my morning. So in order to make it to MSNBC discussion about the jobs numbers (~10:30) this initial take will have to be shorter than usual. I’ll add to it later in the day.] In yet another… Read more

The Fed, full employment, African-Americans, and an event that brings it all together

March 3rd, 2015

As a tireless (some would say tiresome) advocate for full employment and the benefits it yields for working people, you can imagine how I was thrown by this NYT headline over a piece by economics reporter Bin Appelbaum: Black jobless rates remain high, but Fed can’t do much to help. “Shots fired!” as the kids… Read more