- Over at NYT Economix blog: distinguishing who the real job creators are in today’s economy and explaining three critical labor market trends from March’s jobs report.
- Highlighting Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s decision to wisely continue to target broader measures of labor market slack.
- Noting the passivity and transference inherent in today’s budget linguistics.
- Analyzing the relationship between wage inequality among female workers and the minimum wage.
- Evaluating the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ vision for creating jobs and improving our productive infrastructure.
- Pointing out Representative Paul Ryan’s very choosy way of deciding what’s a budget cut and what isn’t.
- On March’s employment numbers: previewing the data ahead of Jobs Day, highlighting my first impressions of a broadly positive jobs report, and illustrating the data’s favorable trend of labor force participation.
Music: Chicago blues guitarist Elvin Bishop reflects upon “the things that he used to do” in this week’s musical interlude.