Tagged: unemployment

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Economic surprises run in cycles

As the financial media obsess over data like this morning’s payroll numbers, it’s interesting to observe trends in the direction and degree of “surprises” about the data. Here is the Citigroup Economic Surprise Index...

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The best idea out of Washington in ages.

Maybe legislators are finally ditching Keynesianism for some real solutions, while acknowledging the reality of what is likely to be a decades-long slump: WASHINGTON—In a bold new measure intended to address unemployment among young...

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Census employment nonsense

Bloomberg is reporting that some lame-brain economists are excited about the employment boost of the 2010 census: Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) — The 2010 census couldn’t have come at a better time for the U.S....