Measuring Unemployment

It Took Six Major Depressions and a Lot of Out-of-Work Americans to Create a National Unemployment Count: What the Monthly Reports Measure, What They Miss, and How They Were Established Stricker, Zocalo 9/20

Unemployed, and Skewing the Picture, Leonhardt, NYT, 3/08 the first director, BLS and measurement

How the BLS Measures Unemployment

Employment Statistics: Let’s Tell the Whole Story

Who are the Unemployed? [quiz]

The fuzzy line between “unemployed” and “not in the labor force” and what it means for job creation strategies and the Federal Reserve, Bivens, EPI 3/18

The Problem with Blaming Men for Not Working: A Comparison of Labor Market Outcomes for Men and Women, Dew, CEPR 11/17

Where have all the workers gone? An inquiry into the decline of the U.S. labor force participation rate, Krueger, Brookings 9/17

Where Did All the Men Go? Eberstadt, Milken, 4/17

How Employed Are We? Henwood, 4/17

The Trouble With Surveys: A New Reason to Question the Official Unemployment Rate, Leonhardt, NYT 8/14

What is Full Employment?

Survey of Full Employment Advocates [on definition, desirability and achievability]

The Evolution of Rotation Group Bias: Will the Real Unemployment Rate Please Stand Up? Krueger et al, Princeton 8/14

Household vs. Firm Unemployment Data

The Labor Force Participation Rate and Its Trajectory–Why It Matters

Is the Decline in the Labor Force Participation Rate During This Recession Permanent?


Why Are Men of Prime Age Missing from the Labor Force?