Rea Hederman

Rea Hederman is the executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy at The Buckeye Institute.

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No Jobs Recovery in Sight

The monthly employment report is once again rather depressing. The unemployment rate fell only because of a sharp decline in the labor-force-participation rate. The participation rate hit the lowest level ...

CAP Action Dowdifies CBO Medicare Report

A Harvard economics professor has made a strange claim about a 2006 Congressional Budget Office report on Medicare premium support. Writing for the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a ...

A Solid Jobs Report

The labor-market recovery continues and is now a brisk walk and maybe even a slow trot instead of a shuffle. Job growth exceeded expectations with 233,000 private jobs created and ...

A Decent Jobs Report, But Just Decent

While this month’s job report is better than last month’s report, the good news is almost entirely confined to the establishment or payroll survey. The household survey, which reports the ...

In Search of a Silver Lining

I’m re-reading the June jobs report in search of the proverbial silver lining. I haven’t found it yet, but I’m sure it’s there somewhere — down deep and well hidden. ...

The Labor Market Has Stalled Again

The new May jobs report makes it two straight months of bad news on the labor front. Troubling signs include a contraction in temporary help services, downward revisions in previous ...

October Jobs Report a Mixed Bag

This morning’s jobs report is confusing because the two different surveys are saying two different things. The payroll survey shows an increase of 151,000 workers and revises upwards by 100,000 ...