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November 2015

Evaluation of BLS employment, labor force and macroeconomic projections to 2006, 2008, and 2010

Kathryn J. Byun, Richard Henderson, Mitra Toossi

This article evaluates the BLS projections of the labor force, the macroeconomy, and industry employment over the periods 1996–06, 1998–2008, and 2000–10.

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Book Reviews

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Working overtime: who really benefits?

Sidney W. Samuel

This thoroughly researched work presents a fascinating look at the policies, formulas, and demands that center around overtime work in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan.

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Beyond BLS

Is involuntary part-time work here to stay?

Eleni Karageorge

Economists find that both cyclical and structural changes in the economy are keeping involuntary part-time employment high.

One benefit of a weak job market: better teachers

Maureen Soyars

Researchers find that recessions affect both the number and quality of new teachers.

The satisfaction of retirement

Richard Works

A new study shows that retirement can improve both the health and life satisfaction of retirees.

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