The Mystery of the Missing Offshored Jobs

Tulsa Remote says it was swamped with applicants. Launched in November 2018, the Program offers $10,000, a $1,000 housing stipend, and free communal office space to the chosen few. To apply you just need to have a job you can…

Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Workers

One reason we have a labor force participation rate of 62.4 percent is because retirees, students, the disabled and people who care for family do not work.

What If One Quarter of Your Population is Old?

As a growing demographic, the aging population in China has been targeted by businesses selling consumer goods and residential and financial services.

State By State Gender Pay Gaps

At 15 cents, the gender wage gap is smallest in Vermont and Nevada. It expands to 36 cents in Wyoming. Comparing all women to all men, though, is tricky. We have the single female professionals who have no gender wage gap and…

Power and Pantsuits

Today, some thoughts about pantsuits and power. One scholarly analysis of Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits concluded that they displayed her toughness. In a Harper’s Bazaar interview, Nancy Pelosi is asked, “How many pantsuits do you have?” Her answer: “I don’t have…

Job Matters

Where do we work and how much do we earn? In the entire U.S., there are 2830 mathematicians, 3220 historians, and 225,450 fitness trainers and aerobic instructors. Employing 7.6 million, the largest occupational group is salespeople and cashiers. Here, you…

Visiting the Labor Market

We might need to adjust how we think about the labor market. Yes, we know that the unemployment rate for February was 8.9% and that 13.7 million people are jobless.  However, to encourage thoughts about the future, an M.I.T. economist…

Unemployment Questions

Friday’s employment report had good news and bad news. There was considerably less unemployment and considerably less job creation. Moving from 9.4% to 9%, the unemployment rate decreased more than most people expected. However, the job creation number, 36,000, was…

The Age of Women?

Told you are about to meet the CEO of a major corporation, do you imagine someone in a skirt? According to a recent Washington Post article, the answer from most people is “No”. To individuals saying we have entered “the…

A Woman’s Impact

In a Washington Post article with the heading, “‘Potty Parity’ hearing set for today,” I discovered that the U.S. Congress was working on a bill to increase the number of female restrooms in federal buildings. Testimony began yesterday. Watching the PBS…