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Reasons for Suspicion

The news from the household survey of the drop in the unemployment rate to 8.6 percent is great news — if you believe it. The household survey is the more ...

The Latest Unemployment Report

The February report showed that, although the labor market is still treading water, there is room for optimism. After all, almost every industry except for construction is either adding jobs ...

The Uncertainty Factor

Liberals are trying to take a big victory lap today over the stimulus. They proudly proclaim that the stimulus created more than two million jobs. They base these findings on ...

Re: Unemployment and Underemployment

The current debate over the correct measure of unemployment is a mirror image of the debate in 2003. Back then, Republicans touted the official unemployment rate, while liberals such as ...

A Disappointing Jobs Report

This month’s jobs report has a little something for everyone. It is disappointing that this report was so much worse than last month’s. The job-market picture had been brightening until ...

Labor Under Stimulus

The October jobs report contained much bad news and a few belated treats. Employers shed 190,000 jobs and the adult male and teenage unemployment rates are now at post-Great Depression highs. The ...

Tax, Regulate, Subsidize, Repeat

The New York Times editorial board is bemoaning the grim state of the labor market. The board is specifically concerned about low-income and middle-class workers — ironically so, because, in ...