Separating the Economic Mountains From the Molehills
The Federal Reserve's decisions tend to dominate economic discussion. While monetary policy is important, incremental rate hikes have limited impact on individual workers' lives. Certain structural forces are playing a much larger role in reshaping the economy and US households for generations to come.
A Bullish Rise in Unemployment Fluctuations in official unemployment metrics can be caused by a number of things, from seasonal distortions like holidays and bad weather to changing outlooks among today's workers. April's jobless claims were slightly elevated—but this could actually be seen as a positive. People are entering the job market as they see more opportunities open up, but finding and starting a new position takes time. LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE
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