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These brief essays delve into the economic issues of the day for a generally informed readership.

2011, No. 41 (Posted 2011-12-14)

Initial Claims and Employment Growth: Are We at the Threshold?

by Kevin L. Kliesen, Michael W. McCracken, and Linpeng Zheng

One common threshold is that labor market conditions are improving when weekly unemployment claims fall below 400,000.

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