U.S. Job Polarization Persists

job polarizationJob polarization existed before, was reinforced during, and persists after the Great Recession.

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Health Care Affordability Gap Widens between the Rich and the Poor

health care affordabilityHealth care costs have risen faster than the rate of inflation over the past couple decades, but poorer families appear to have been more strongly affected than wealthier families.

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Third Quarter Burgundy Books: Optimism Remains Mixed

Burgundy BookAccording to the most recent Burgundy Books, about half of business contacts all four zones in the Eighth Federal Reserve District expected economic conditions to improve over the rest of the year.

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The Issues with New Unemployment Insurance Claims as a Labor Market Indicator

unemployment insurance claimsAn unemployment statistic based on unemployment insurance is less useful because it does not measure unemployment itself.

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Delinquency Rate on Credit Card Loans at Historical Low

credit card delinquenciesCredit card loan delinquency rates are at historical lows, even lower than during strong economic times such as 2004-06.

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