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“The back story on front page economics.” These accessible essays cover the basics of economic topics, with a separate version for use in the classroom. Special “Focus on Finance” essays cover personal finance.


2016


(Posted 2016-02-01)

Making Sense of Unemployment Data

by Scott A. Wolla

Job growth has been healthy over the past five years. However, many people are still concerned about the overall health of the labor market. This issue of Page One Economics explains what the unemployment rate does—and does not—measure and whether it is a reliable indicator of the health of the labor market.

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