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What's the Real Unemployment Rate in the U.S.?

The unemployment rate of 5.6% reflects nearly full employment, as 3% to 4% of the work force is in the process of quitting/being laid off & finding another job. By my reckoning, roughly 60% of the civilian work force is fully employed & 40% are marginally employed or unemployed. What qualifies as a job? Should we count someone who earns $1,000 a year as employed?

Jackson Hole: 'Tremendous' Downside Risks If Yellen Doesn't Go Full-Dovish

The 3 ways Yellen can be dovish. Full dovish goes beyond anything she has stated explicitly in her comments. Semi dovish may generate a strong initial market reaction if it looks as if it is introducing new factors into policy equation but is much more ambiguous. Contingent dovish is the argument she has put forward for a long time.

Employment Data Faked For Political Gain

Despite the many possibilities that surround the impact of falsifying the data for political purposes, the reality is that real employment relative to the working age population still remains near historically low levels.

The First Thing Yellen Should Do to Save America

To save America, Janet Yellen immediately upon being confirmed, should tell America and the world: “I am serving notice right here and now that the Federal Reserve will never again be the President’s or Congress’ piggybank.”

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