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Elizabeth Warren on Barack Obama: “They protected Wall Street | Salon

By Thomas Frank
Sunday, October 12, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Elizabeth Warren on Barack Obama: “They protected Wall Street. Not families who were losing their homes. Not people who lost their jobs. And it happened over and over and over”

“There has not been nearly enough change,” she tells Salon, taking on Obama failures, lobbyists, tuition. So 2016?

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Fixing the Downward Bias in the #Unemployment Rate | Jared Bernstein

 

High-Stakes Musical Chairs: Fixing the Downward Bias in the Unemployment Rate
By Jared Bernstein
October 10, 2014

Ever since the JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) came into existence, labor market analysts have looked at the ratio of unemployed to job openings. In fact, the BLS publishes that very metric monthly (see chart 1 here). My old EPI colleague Jeff Wenger used to call it the “musical chairs” number, as when it goes up (high levels of job seekers per job), you can envision a bunch of folks trying to get the one seat/job when the music stops.

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