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April 2021

The U.S. productivity slowdown: an economy-wide and industry-level analysis

Shawn Sprague

Labor productivity rates have remained below average since 2005.

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Book Reviews

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Better business incentives for better prosperity

Rafia Mijiyawa

This book uses an economic model and empirical data to examine what makes business incentive programs successful.

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Beyond BLS

Why has the employment–population ratio declined in the United States?

Lawrence H. Leith

Researchers look at why the employment–population ratio has declined over the past two decades.

Consumer inflation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Richard Works

COVID-19 and consumer spending: How have they affected inflation?

Are temporary layoffs becoming permanent during COVID-19?

Cody Parkinson

What can data about unemployed people on temporary layoff tell us about the economic recovery from COVID-19?

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Flashback
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June 1982

During the 1970s, some occupations lost workers and some gained—check out this MLR article from June 1982 that highlights the specific winners and losers.

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