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July 2017

Nursing and the Great Recession

Michael L. Dolfman, Mathew Insco, Richard J. Holden

This article uses data from the Occupational Employment Statistics survey to examine trends in labor market outcomes for registered nurses from 2002 to 2015.

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Book Reviews

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The future of oil prices: a break with the past?

Yavor Ivanchev

Two economists examine the history and future of oil prices.

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Beyond BLS

Raising the minimum wage in three different ways: what are the effects?

Richard Hernandez

The effects on employment of minimum wage increases appear to vary by the way increases were implemented.

The impact of business cycles on job mobility

David Wile

Researchers find that workers earn more by moving from lower paying to higher paying firms, not from smaller to larger firms, and business downturns tend to stymie moves up the pay ladder.

The impact of technology on labor markets

Richard Works

Researchers start to assess the positive and negative effects of robots on the U.S. labor market.

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September 1998

July 26 is the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act; in a September 1998 MLR article, results reveal the effects that people with disabilities had on labor market rates in 1993.

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