Feb 23, 2017
More Ways to Watch Wages
Wages are a closely watched barometer of the overall labor market, and the Atlanta Fed has just expanded the ways you can view wage movement. A macroblog post discusses recent innovations to our Wage Growth Tracker tool.
Feb 21, 2017
Unemployment versus Underemployment: Assessing Labor Market Slack
In many important respects, the labor market has exhibited a return to health. But for part-time workers who would like full-time work, that health may not be quite so evident. A macroblog post looks at recent trends in worker demand and some possible factors behind them.
Feb 13, 2017
Does a High-Pressure Labor Market Bring Long-Term Benefits?
A tighter-than-normal labor market can pose economic problems, but evidence shows that a high-pressure environment can also confer advantages in the event of a recession. A macroblog post considers individuals' experiences.
Feb 07, 2017
Net Exports Continue to Bedevil GDPNow
The Atlanta Fed's GDPNow tool anticipates changes in gross domestic product by forecasting its associated subcomponents. A macroblog post by GDPNow's creator discusses some recent difficulties the model has had forecasting net exports.
Feb 07, 2017
Labor Market Spider Chart Updated with December JOLTS Data
Monitor labor market progress with our Labor Market Distributions Spider Chart, now with December data on job openings, hires, layoffs, and quits (JOLTS).
Feb 06, 2017
Examining Changes in Labor Force Participation
Given the byzantine complexity of social and demographic factors swirling around the labor market, it's understandable that the labor force participation rate exhibits significant movement over time. A macroblog post looks at some of these factors and how their impact has shifted.
Feb 03, 2017
Labor Market Tracking Tools Updated with January Data
What do January employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics mean for the outlook for labor markets? Check out the Labor Market Distributions Spider Chart and the Jobs Calculator to find out.
Feb 02, 2017
Labor Force Participation Dynamics Updated
Almost 63 percent of the population was employed or actively looking for work in the fourth quarter of 2016, one of the lowest rates of labor force participation since the late 1970s. Find out more on the Atlanta Fed's Labor Force Participation Dynamics web pages, now updated with new data and charts.
Jan 27, 2017
Jobs Calculator Updated with December State Data
How many jobs does it take in your state? Check out our state-level Jobs Calculator to learn how December data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics affect the outlook for unemployment in each state.
Jan 19, 2017
Wage Growth Tracker Declines to 3.5 Percent
Median wage growth slowed to 3.5 percent in December from 3.9 percent in November, led by a decline in the wage growth measure for women.
Jan 10, 2017
Labor Market Spider Chart Updated with November JOLTS Data
Monitor labor market progress with our Labor Market Distributions Spider Chart, now with November data on job openings, hires, layoffs, and quits (JOLTS).
Jan 06, 2017
Labor Market Tracking Tools Updated with December Data
What do December employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics mean for the outlook for labor markets? Check out the Labor Market Distributions Spider Chart and the Jobs Calculator to find out.
Jan 03, 2017
Human Capital Data & Tools