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Structural Changes in the Washington Region Economy

January 30, 2016 Brian V. Lee

The Roadmap for the Washington Region’s Future Economy is a fascinating new report by Stephen Fuller, head of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University. Below are some takeaways from the report, which highlights several structural changes in [ . . . ]

What is the REAL Unemployment Rate?

January 26, 2016 Brian V. Lee

An interesting article over at CNBC discusses what the unemployment rate really means. Economists often look past the “main” unemployment number (also known as the “U-3 rate”) to other indicators, like the U-6 rate, which many prefer because it captures [ . . . ]

The Legacy of the Great Recession

January 18, 2016 Brian V. Lee

There are some great graphs in a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities article Chart Book: The Legacy of the Great Recession. Between December 2007 and June 2009, the United States went through its longest recession since the Great Depression [ . . . ]