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The effects of Extending Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Longer benefits may reduce unemployed workers? job search efforts, decreasing their likelihood of becoming reemployed.
Economic Synopses , Issue 16

A new trend for U.S. household spending

Holiday sales are expected to be weak again this year even though the economy and financial markets are improving. Shoppers are especially reluctant to use credit cards for holiday purchases. According to the National Retail Federation's 2009 Consumer Intentions and Action Survey, only 28.3 percent of holiday shoppers will use credit cards; this is 10.6 percent lower than one year ago. Why are shoppers so hesitant to use their credit cards this year? Many factors are involved. Read the January 2010 Newsletter for the answers.
Liber8 Economic Information Newsletter , Issue January

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A report on economic conditions in the Memphis zone

Burgundy Books , Issue 2Q

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Jobless recoveries: causes and consequences

The Regional Economist , Issue Apr , Pages 18-19

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How Much Do Oil Prices Affect Employment?

Texas accounted for 37 percent of the decline in the U.S. job market in March.
Economic Synopses , Issue 20

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Revised data show that district gained, not lost, jobs in 2010

The Regional Economist , Issue Oct , Pages 20-21

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Household financial stress declines in the Eighth District

The Regional Economist , Issue Oct

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Firm Size and Employment Dynamics

Large firms have been creating a significantly higher fraction of jobs since the Great Recession.
Economic Synopses , Issue 4

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A bleak 30 years for black men: economic progress was slim in urban America

In many ways, black men were still worse off than white men in 2000, more than three decades after passage of the Civil Rights Act. A decline in manufacturing and relatively low levels of education were contributing factors.
The Regional Economist , Issue Jul , Pages 4-9

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Gender wage gap may be much smaller than most think

The Regional Economist , Issue Oct , Pages 14-15



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