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February 2016

Labor markets in 2040: big data could be a big deal for jobseekers

Katie Clark Sieben

This essay is part of a special series to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Monthly Labor Review.

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Book Reviews

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Money walks, money talks: why it travels from state to state, and what it means for states and you

Ronald Johnson

From 1995 to 2010, about $2 trillion of income moved from states with a high income tax rate to states with a low income tax rate.

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Beyond BLS

Does outlawing pay secrecy increase the gender wage gap in the United States?

Charlotte M. Irby

Does outlawing pay secrecy lead to a narrowing of the gender wage gap?

A price index that matches perceptions of inflation

Richard Hernandez

Two economists create and test the Everyday Price Index, which they say is better than the Consumer Price Index at representing the public’s view of inflation.

The lure of big cities for the highly educated

Edith S. Baker

Do highly educated workers live in cities because of “production amenities,” such as plenty of customers, suppliers, and innovation, or because of “consumption amenities,” such as good weather, transportation infrastructure, and excellent restaurants?

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April 1981

In recognizing African American history month, BLS recalls a 1981 article on education, on-the-job training, and the earning gap.

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