Search Results

Showing results 1 to 3 of approximately 3.

(refine search)
Keywords:labor market conditions 

Population Aging and the US Labor Force Participation Rate

The labor force participation rate dropped sharply at the beginning of the pandemic, and as of November 2021 it had recovered only about half of its lost ground. The failure of the participation rate to get closer to its level immediately before the pandemic has puzzled many analysts. In this note, we show that the current participation rate is much less puzzling if one compares it with participation in November 2017 (the last time the unemployment rate was at its current level of 4.2 percent), rather than February 2020 (immediately before the pandemic). Since November 2017, population aging ...
Current Policy Perspectives

Journal Article
Unemployment Insurance Withdrawal

Unemployment insurance benefits were expanded substantially to help overcome the pandemic labor market shock in early 2020. However, improved labor market conditions in early 2021 prompted many states to withdraw from the enhanced unemployment benefits programs several months before the federal program was scheduled to end in early September. A comparison of states that ended enhanced benefits early with those that maintained them suggests that the withdrawal is associated with a small pickup in employer hiring, consistent with prior studies that found the unemployment benefit expansions had ...
FRBSF Economic Letter , Volume 2022 , Issue 09 , Pages 05

Journal Article
Labor Market Conditions Have Eased, but Why? A State-Level View

An analysis examines how changes in labor supply and labor demand contributed to loosening state and national job market conditions in 2023.
The Regional Economist


FILTER BY Content Type

Journal Article 2 items

Report 1 items

FILTER BY Jel Classification

E24 1 items

J11 1 items

J21 1 items

FILTER BY Keywords