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October 2015

Freelancers in the U.S. workforce

Sara Horowitz

This essay is part of a special series to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Monthly Labor Review.

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Book Reviews

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Shining a light on the shadow

Daniel Patrick McGregor

A series of essays that confront the changing labor market of the 21st century, a labor market in which contingent workers, flexibility, and increased efficiency are the norm and stability, long-term employment with one employer, and rigid working hours no longer predominate.

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Beyond BLS

Puerto Rico: a study of population loss amid economic decline

Scott Berridge

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which serves the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, looks at the territory’s economic challenges caused by out-migration and employment declines.

Opinions about union membership

Jacob Galley

The Pew Research Center looks at whether Americans feel the decline in union membership is a good or bad thing.

Lower oil prices, Texas, and the national economy

Serah Hyde

Economists show that when the price of oil declines, the overall U.S. economy benefited but some states felt a pinch to jobs and tax revenues.

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