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  • capacity utilization

    Employment, Capacity Utilization and Business Cycles

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Capacity utilization and employment tend to comove along the business cycle, but lately the two measures have diverged.

  • JobInterview

    The Speed of Filling Jobs Is Declining

    Monday, October 10, 2016

    Jobs were getting filled faster during and immediately after the Great Recession, but the rate seems to be declining.

  • Machinists.mismatchedskills

    Matching Jobs with the Right Skill Levels

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Who is better at finding jobs that match their skill levels: high-skill workers or low-skill workers?

  • Who Works More Hours Per Week: Rich or Poor Countries?

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    The answer of who works more hours feeds into the productivity gap between rich and poor countries.

  • aging populations

    Aging Populations May Mean Lower Economic Growth

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Developed countries are seeing a rise in their age-dependency ratios. What’s the potential long-term economic impact?

  • Laborcomp

    Labor Compensation and Productivity Gap Keeps Growing

    Monday, September 12, 2016

    Labor compensation hasn’t kept up with labor productivity during the recovery. But this gap has been growing for decades.

  • bullard

    The St. Louis Fed's New Approach to Near-Term Projections

    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    President James Bullard discusses the thinking behind the St. Louis Fed’s new approach to near-term projections for the U.S. macroeconomy and for the federal funds rate. He also explains how the new approach differs from the old one.

  • gender pay gap

    Job Flexibility and the Gender Pay Gap

    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Jobs with more flexibility in hours tend to pay less. How does this affect the gender pay gap?

  • g-7 countries

    How Are Populations Shifting within Developed Countries?

    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    The age-dependency ratio for many developed nations is rising. Which group is responsible: the young or the elderly?

  • labor market slack

    Does Government Spending Create Jobs?

    Tuesday, August 09, 2016

    The federal government spent $840 billion in response to the most recent recession. What sort of impact does spending like this have?