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September 2017

Employment trends by typical entry-level education requirement

Audrey L. Watson

This article looks at employment changes by typical entry-level education requirement during the recession as well as during the May 2010–May 2016 period and provides projections through 2024.

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Book Reviews

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Productivity and progress

Nathan F. Modica

A renowned Northwestern University professor predicts slow U.S. productivity growth over the next quarter century.

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Beyond BLS

Age discrimination and reform of the U.S. Social Security System

Serah Hyde

Does age discrimination work against Social Security reforms designed to keep older workers in the labor force?

Missing: America’s middle-educated workers

Cody Parkinson

People with only a high school diploma, some college, or an associate degree have been the primary contributors to the steady decline in the labor force participation rate since 2008.

The effect of natural disasters on local economies

McLeod Brown

Researchers study the effects of natural disasters on county migration rates, home prices, and poverty rates.

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August 1993

As we celebrate the heritage of Hispanic Americans this month, let us also read about their diversity in the labor force between 1980 and 1993.

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