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Working from Home: More Americans Are Telecommuting

Americans who primarily work from home represented 3% of full-time employees in 2017, up from 0.7% in 1980.
The Regional Economist , Volume 27 , Issue 3

V-Shaped Recovery Eludes G-7 Countries

Economic growth should overshoot its long-run trend to make up for the downturn caused by the pandemic. So far, this hasn’t happened.
On the Economy

Not All Bursting Market Bubbles Have the Same Recessionary Effect

The popped IT bubble ushered in an eight-month recession in 2001. The burst housing bubble resulted in the Great Recession (2007-09). Why the difference?
On the Economy

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Geographic Dispersion in U.S. Employment

In the U.S., 112 of more than 3,000 counties accounted for 50% of employment in 2020.
Economic Synopses , Issue 9 , Pages 1-2

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World Population: What Helps Explain the Explosion?

A steep decline in India’s death rate from 1950 to 2019 substantially affected the size of the global population and reduced that nation’s median age relative to the U.S.
The Regional Economist

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Anecdotal Evidence Suggests State Capacity Unrelated to COVID-19 Spread

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored many societal issues, including the capacity of different world governments to contain the virus’ spread.
The Regional Economist , Volume 28 , Issue 4

Working Paper
The Jobs Effect of Ending Pandemic Unemployment Benefits: A State-Level Analysis

This note uses the asynchronous cessation of emergency unemployment benefits (EUB) in 2021 to investigate the jobs impact of ending unemployment benefits. While some states stopped providing EUB in September, other states stopped in June and July. Using the cessation month as an instrument, we estimate the causal effect on employment of reducing unemployment rolls. In the first three months following a state’s program termination, for every 100 person reduction in beneficiaries, state employment causally increased by about 35 persons. The effect is statistically different from zero and ...
Working Papers , Paper 2022-010

How Uneven Were the Labor Market Recoveries across U.S. States?

Some states finished 2021 with unemployment rates below their pre-pandemic levels, while most had rates still above levels before COVID-19.
On the Economy

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Stock Performance by Industry

Aggregate market indexes such as the S&P 500 have fully recovered since the beginning of the pandemic, but not all sectors have performed equally well.
On the Economy

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How to Jump-Start Industrialization in Sub-Saharan Africa

Most sub-Saharan nations are poor and a long way from full-scale industrialization. However, certain policies could help spur their economic development.
The Regional Economist

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