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Economist, bike commuter, ultimate frisbee player. Studying wages, poverty, jobs, health care, and economic mobility. Striving to be part of the solution.
Oct 5, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
Back-to-school #jobsreport shows a continue shortfall in public education jobs
@EconomicPolicy (1/n) This morning’s #jobsreport showed that the economy added 134,000 jobs in September, down from 270,000 jobs created in August.

Note: large revisions increased the August number from their initial report. (2/n)
Sep 6, 2018 14 tweets 6 min read
Jobs Day Tomorrow! In this preview post for jobs day, I review some reasons that do NOT explain slower wage growth, then discuss some far more compelling explanations. 1/n
epi.org/blog/what-to-w… @EconomicPolicy Dispelling a couple myths:
1. It is NOT because log wage jobs are being added at a disproportionate rate. 2/n
epi.org/blog/why-is-wa… @EconomicPolicy