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Why the Healthcare Job Boom May Be a Bubble, and Why Progressives Should Care
Our recent report on tech employment, authored by myself and Diana Carew, calculated that women have been getting three times as many healthcare-related bachelors degrees as men….
Governor Markell for The Atlantic: Americans Need Jobs, Not Populism
In an op-ed for The Atlantic, Governor Jack Markell (D-Del.) argues that instead of raging against a “rigged” system, Democrats should work together with business to…
Jobs and Millennials: How are They Faring?
Economists everywhere are scrambling to determine how today’s weak jobs report impacts the strong recovery story of 3.2 million jobs created over the last year….
What Would Benefit Mississippi Voters: The Tech Effect
In recent months we’ve seen the attorney general of Mississippi, Jim Hood, issue a subpoena against Google requesting information on a very broad range of search…
Earnings for Young Americans: Which City Tops the List?
For young Americans, Washington, D.C. may have more to offer than government jobs and free museums. It may also provide more opportunities to get a…
Sony Hack, Guardrails, and Job Creation
Are companies finally realizing that they need to invest in “guardrails” for the information highway, aka the data-driven economy? And will this labor-intensive effort help create more mid-level…
How the Hidden Jobs Numbers Influenced the Election
Why were Democrats trounced so soundly? Many of the losers—including Mark Udall of Colorado, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Michelle Nunn of Georgia, and Kay Hagan…
Surprising New Data on Young College Graduates
Despite falling unemployment and a recovering labor market, young college graduates continue to struggle in today’s economy. Analysis of new data reveals the real wages…
The Great Squeeze Continues to Hit Young People
The latest jobs numbers, along with new research from the Federal Reserve and Brookings, reaffirms what I’ve been writing for some time: the Great Squeeze…
Immigration Conversation with Australian MP Andrew Leigh
This morning the PPI hosted a breakfast and conversation with special guest, Andrew Leigh. Leigh is an economist and Member of the Australian House of Representatives. He…