Morning Macro: Unemployment, Job Separation, And Discouraged Workers

Mar 18, 2019

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Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the U.S. unemployment rate for February registered 3.8 percent, 0.2 percent lower than it registered for January.  Meanwhile, the labor-force participation rate registered 63.2 percent, unchanged from the level it registered for January.  

Joe Santos is professor of macroeconomics at South Dakota State University. He  joins us to unpack the numbers and explore the human stories behind the statistics. Follow along on his blog at: schooleddotblog.com.