Joblessness and the Fed

The US economy added more than half a million jobs in January, significantly exceeding forecasters’ expectations. A robust labor market complicates the narrative of an impending recession. But some commentators […]

Understanding Unemployment

Unemployment statistics are prepared by the Department of Labor for the US from surveys. The Census Bureau sends out the monthly household survey to 60,000 households, separating adults into those […]

The Great Reconsideration

Federal unemployment benefits end today. Many schools are featuring in-person classes again, which along with the end of summer vacations will free up parents to go back to work. And […]