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June 2016

The Monthly Labor Review at 100—part III: inflation, employment, and the labor force since 1980

Brian I. Baker

This third article in a series of four recounts the Review’s history since 1980, focusing on its coverage of inflation, employment, and the labor force.

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Book Reviews

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Are you being taken for a phool?

Richard Hernandez

Two Nobel Prize–winning economists point out that we should all be aware that advertising “phishermen” are successfully “phooling” us and we must continually be on guard against their machinations.

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Beyond BLS

Does the place you grew up in shape your future as an entrepreneur? Evidence from Italy

Yavor Ivanchev

Economists find an association between an adolescent’s geographic location and his or her entrepreneurial future.

New insights into callback likelihood for unemployed job applicants

Peter C. Fisk

New research suggests that, for college-educated women seeking administrative support jobs, age and low-level interim job placement are more likely to negatively affect a candidate’s prospects than unemployment duration.

Would standardized job testing assist employers in hiring the right employee?

John C. Roach

Researchers find that firms using job testing as part of the hiring process often make better hiring decisions than firms who rely solely on interviews, resumes, and manager decisions, at least among low-skill service sector employers.

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