08 Sep 2014

How To Read A Jobs Report

The monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has been out for a few days. Having analyzed these reports for several years, I thought it would be good to talk about what they do and don’t do and how they are put together. First, the BLS jobs

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03 Sep 2010

The August Jobs Report: The Dog That Didn’t Bark

Analysis of the BLS and its August jobs report. What happened to the expected losses in education?

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17 Aug 2010

Dean Baker Gets It Wrong

A critique of Dean Baker’s position on the Social Security Trust Funds.

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08 Aug 2010

The Day the World Changed: August 9, 2007

The great housing bubble had a very specific and noisy but could be seen coming for years. Those who should have prevented it are still in place.

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02 Jul 2010

The June Job Numbers: When Smoke and Mirrors Don’t Cut It Anymore

The June job numbers are not good and on further analysis even worse.

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22 Jun 2010

McChrystal and Article 88 of the UCMJ, Contempt toward Officials

What the UCMJ has to say about McChrystal’s comments to Rolling Stone.

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04 Jun 2010

The May Jobs Report: Ouch!

Treading water, again.

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12 May 2010

Audit the Fed Was Not a Victory

Questioning the passage of the Sanders’ audit the Fed amendment as a victory for reform

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07 May 2010

The April Job Numbers: More Jobs But Unemployment Still Getting Worse

Analysis of the April BLS employment/jobs report

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27 Apr 2010

A List of Real, not Potemkin, Financial Reforms

Yet another listing of needed reforms

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