Category Archives: labor market & jobs

Long-term Job Decline in US Manufacturing

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Nov. 10, 2017 — What does international trade have to do with US jobs?  Surely the US trade deficit in manufacturing has reduced employment?  Not as much as you would think, on net.  Continue reading

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Looking Back on Barack

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(Jan. 16, 2017)  At the end of his time in office Barack Obama merits an enumeration of some of his many accomplishments.   The recollection should start as he started, on January 20, 2009: the pilot taking the cockpit just when the plane was in an uncontrolled dive. Continue reading

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Trump Jr.’s Pants-on-Fire Allegation of Manipulated Jobs Numbers

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(Aug. 5, 2016) When asked July 24 about US unemployment numbers, which have fallen steadily since 2010, Donald Trump Jr., replied “These are artificial numbers. These are numbers that are massaged to make the existing economy look good, to make this administration look good when, in fact, it’s a total disaster.”  His father has made similar statements. Continue reading

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