The older you get, the more unemployed you are likely to be

Or, as Matty Iglesias puts it, perhaps (we can hope) overstating it: "There will be no recovery." The Pew Center, graphing census data for the visually oriented, appears to have the stats to back him up, at least for the long-term unemployed: In short — the older you get, the more unemployed you are likelyContinue reading “The older you get, the more unemployed you are likely to be”

A lone sparrow does not make a spring: April’s jobs report

It's my impression that major news reporting has actually done a pretty good job of separating out the good news from last month's job report from the overall picture. For instance, this morning's LA Times story, from Don Lee:  The country gained 244,000 net jobs last month but still needs about 7 million additional jobsContinue reading “A lone sparrow does not make a spring: April’s jobs report”