Archive for the ‘Jobs’ Tag

We found the ‘missing workers’

3/10/23, The Indicator (9:21)


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Summary:  The February job numbers are out! While they are very strong and beat expectations, the labor force participation rate still remains below pre-pandemic levels. This episode hears five different stories and explores three different explanations for the “missing workers.” The quick, accompanying exercise asks students to explore FRED data and flesh out the story.

Posted March 11, 2023 by ishanitewari in THE INDICATOR

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Georgia school focuses on skills local employers say they need   Leave a comment

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Summary: Schools are shifting away from offering technical classes at a time when industries are more in demand of high skilled technical workers than ever before.

Original Air Date: April 1, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 17 seconds

Posted August 7, 2016 by cherokeebelval in Labor market economics, short length

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Does Raising The Minimum Wage Kill Jobs?   Leave a comment

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Summary: Minimum wage is a hot topic in the economic realm. In this podcast the same study is done three times resulting in different outcomes on the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage.

Original Air Date: March 6, 2014

Length: 4 minutes 32 seconds