Why a declining jobless rate may be worse than you think

Jan 10, 2014
The labor force participation rate (LFPR) hasn’t been this low since the late 1970s.

If the unemployment rate drops below 7 percent...

Jan 10, 2014
The unemployment number has to fall further for the Fed to feel it's safe to start withdrawing extraordinary support from the economy.
A pedestrian walks by a 'now hiring' sign that is posted in the window of a Chase bank branch in San Rafael, California.
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Better late than never: Government jobs report

Oct 22, 2013
A lackluster jobs report has many economists worried about a slowing economy, especially since the partial government shutdown.