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October 2018

How did employment fare a decade after its 2008 peak?

Wander Cedeño

This article uses data from the Current Employment Statistics survey to examine employment changes a decade after total nonfarm employment peaked in January 2008.

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Book Reviews

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The second century of workers’ compensation programs

Richard Works

Two economists examine the performance of workers’ compensation programs in the United States and Canada.

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Beyond BLS

Down and down we go: the falling U.S. labor force participation rate

Edith S. Baker

Major causes of the labor force participation decline in the United States.

Pension reform: the case of Illinois

Serah Hyde

Overview of April 2018 conference on reforming the Illinois public pension system.

The fall of employment in the manufacturing sector

Richard Hernandez

A look at factors that have contributed to the decline of the manufacturing sector since 1980.

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