Fast food, wages, and government subsidies

Last week the report titled: Fast Food, Poverty Wages – The Public cost of low-wage Jobs in the fast-food industry by Sylvia Allegretto, Marc Doussard, Dave Graham-Squire, Ken Jacobs, Dan Thompson and Jeremy Thompson was released. The report comes out of the University of Illinois and the University of California Berkley Labor Center. The report […]

Education and Unemployment

I posted earlier today on the issue of education and unemployment. In that post I suggested the a plot of the unemployment rate vs age by education would be a better plot than the one shown over at Calculated Risk. The plot above show that data based on calculations I did today using the 2011 […]

Do we need more college graduates?

Last week, after the release of the most recent jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Calculated Risk blog posted the image at the right showing the unemployment rate over the last twenty years by level of education for those age 25 and over. Bill made four comments about the graphic. Although education […]

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