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Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages -- Data Guide
"The table below provides links to documentation related to data files from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Program. This documentation provides lists of codes and their corresponding titles that are used in the QCEW Program. They also detail file layouts. "
economics  employment  statistics  data-sources  government  federal 
february 2017 by tsuomela
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
"QCEW provides a collection of CSV files representing logical slices of data. Data are sliced by industry, by area, and by establishment size-class. The QCEW data slices can be directly accessed from various programming languages. QCEW has made an effort to provide simple examples in several different languages. "
economics  employment  statistics  data-sources  government  federal 
february 2017 by tsuomela
The Philosophers' Mail
"The man is indeed employed, but in truth, he belongs to a large subsection of those in work we might term the 'misemployed'. His labour is generating capital, but it is making no contribution to human welfare and flourishing. He is joined in the misemployment ranks by people who make cigarettes, addictive but sterile television shows, badly designed condos, ill-fitting and shoddy clothes, deceptive advertisements, artery-clogging biscuits and highly-sugared drinks (however delicious). The rate of misemployment in the economy might be very high. "
employment  unemployment  jobs  work  misemployment  human-resources  labor 
february 2014 by tsuomela
Ronin Institute
"For many people, the problem with academia is the lifestyle: the long hours, the stress, the travel. This is where the idea of “fractional scholarship” that Sam Arbesman and I have been pushing comes in. We believe that the people who would like spend ten, twenty, or thirty hours a week doing scholarly research number in the tens of thousands. Some of these would-be fractional scholars have full-time non-academic jobs that limit their hours. Some simply want to be able to pick up their kids from school every day."
scholarly-communication  scholarship  graduate  employment  future  amateur  fractional  work  labor 
september 2013 by tsuomela
The Rise of Fractional Scholarship
"Underemployed post-graduate researchers represent a vast, untapped resource that could be harnessed to address America's thorniest scientific challenges, according to a report issued by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The paper suggests that "fractional scholarship" could employ surplus scholarly expertise to advance scientific research, much as distributed computing projects - which recognize that most computers are largely idle during their lifetimes - utilize spare computational cycles to seek answers to complicated problems."
report  white-paper  scholarly-communication  scholarship  graduate  employment  future  amateur  citizen-science 
september 2013 by tsuomela
The closing of American academia - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
"In most professions, salaries below the poverty line would be cause for alarm. In academia, they are treated as a source of gratitude. "
academia  work  labor  employment  adjunct  instruction  education  graduate-student 
august 2012 by tsuomela
interfluidity » Trade-offs between inequality, productivity, and employment
"I think there is a tradeoff between inequality and full employment that becomes exacerbated as technological productivity improves. This is driven by the fact that the marginal benefit humans gain from current consumption declines much more rapidly than the benefit we get from retaining claims against an uncertain future.

Wealth is about insurance much more than it is about consumption. As consumers, our requirements are limited. But the curve balls the universe might throw at us are infinite. If you are very wealthy, there is real value in purchasing yet another apartment in yet another country through yet another hopefully-but-not-certainly-trustworthy native intermediary. "
money  wealth  income  income-distribution  insurance  inequality  productivity  employment  technology 
august 2012 by tsuomela
U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there - The Washington Post
Although jobs in some high-tech areas, especially computer and petroleum engineering, seem to be booming, the market is much tighter for lab-bound scientists — those seeking new discoveries in biology, chemistry and medicine.
science  sts  economics  work  labor  employment  research  development  jobs 
july 2012 by tsuomela
U.S. Intellectual History: Paging Marc Bousquet
"Which is why I'm ending this post as I ended the last post I made on this topic by invoking Marc Bousquet, who sees the central challenge we face not as public hostility to the humanities nor our unwillingness to mount a vigorous enough defense of our intellectual specialties, but rather as the deteriorating conditions of our employment and our inability--or unwillingness--to successfully oppose these changes. Rather than simply reiterating our claims to specialness--which we are much better at and more willing to do than Dames thinks we are--humanities professionals in the academy need to understand that we are becoming victims of the same economic forces that are affecting other professionals and working people throughout our society and around the world. "
humanities  crisis  academic  employment  neoliberalism 
april 2011 by tsuomela
F*ck the Laffer Curve – Individual Vs. Social Consumption « The Realignment Project
In other words, the Laffer Curve doesn’t necessarily bend at all. Instead, as we move from left to right on the X axis, tax revenue might increase or hold steady, and the only thing that shifts is the distribution of income between the individual consumption of consumer goods from wage income (i.e, the “market wage”) to the social consumption of collective goods ( i.e, the “social wage”).
economics  government  spending  fiscal-policy  jobs  employment  consumption  taxes  laffer-curve  work 
october 2010 by tsuomela
Who Is IOZ?: Leverage
"Skills" applied to workers, whatever color the collar, are a gatekeeping scam, a device of the technocratic, managerial elite to maintain their workforce in a state of utter dependence, to tether workers to the will of the bosses just as surely as non-portable health insurance and the expiration of unemployment benefits. They are part of a strategy whereby employers can anytime deprive workers of their jobs, but workers can never bargain with their own labor. Quit your job, take six months off, and try to find another. Just try. "Well, your resmume is very good, but there does appear to be a substantial period of unaccounted-for unemployment here. We're just a little concerned that your skill sets may not be fully current with what we're looking for . . ." The idea of rapidly sunsetting skills, of a worker's obsolescence in the face of six months or a year or two of less-than-fulltime employment, is a fraud. It has nothing to do with ability and everything to do with compliance.
economics  rant  skills  employment  business 
august 2010 by tsuomela
A Jobless Decade? Depends Where | The New Republic
The first decade of this century was a dud for job creation nationwide. With a weak recovery from the 2001 recession followed by the Great Recession, the nation as a whole gained almost no jobs during the decade (actually, there was a 0.3 percent increase). That made the aughts the first decade since the Great Depression without any substantial job growth.

But as with so many national statistics, this national average hides enormous regional variation.
employment  data-exploration  statistics  regions  development  economics  jobs  work  labor 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Global Worker Surge Was Behind Recession - Real Time Economics - WSJ
A new paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, by Ravi Jagannathan, Mudit Kapoor and Ernst Schaumburg, argues imbalances caused by a jump in the world’s labor force are the key reason for the global recession.
economics  research  globalization  employment  work  labor  jobs  balance 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Cost Cuts Lift Profits but Hinder Economy -
In an ominous sign for the economy, much of the profit is being eked out through cost cuts. Executives say they are hesitant to reinvest such profits into their businesses.
economics  gloom-and-doom  spending  business  recession  employment 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Op-Ed Columnist - Does Obama Get It? -
The Obama administration seems hamstrung by the unemployment crisis. No big ideas have emerged. No dramatically creative initiatives. While devoting enormous amounts of energy to health care, and trying now to decide what to do about Afghanistan, the president has not even conveyed the sense of urgency that the crisis in employment warrants.
recession  employment  unemployment  jobs  economics 
october 2009 by tsuomela
An International Comparison of Small Business Employment - CEPR
Contrary to popular perceptions, the United States has a much smaller small-business sector (as a share of total employment) than other countries at a comparable level of economic development, according to this new CEPR report. The authors observe that the undersized U.S. small business sector is consistent with the view that high health care costs discourage small business formation, since start-ups in other countries can tap into government-funded health care systems.
business  employment  entrepreneur  small-business  international  comparison  comparative  statistics  health-care  startup 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Gregory Clark -- As Economic Disparity Grows, Higher Taxes May Be Only Solution
..the economic problems of the future will not be about growth but about something more nettlesome: the ineluctable increase in the number of people with no marketable skills, and technology's role not as the antidote to social conflict, but as its instigator.
technology-effects  employment  jobs  labor  skills  education  taxes  economics  trends  future 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Economic Perspectives from Kansas City: A Message to President Obama: Stop Priming the Pump, Hire the Unemployed
So, when the government is called to action, the economic profession has replaced Keynes’s “fiscal policy via public works” with a “leaky bucket pump-priming mechanism.”
about(JohnMaynardKeynes)  employment  fiscal-policy  government  unemployment  work  labor  recession  stimulus 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Levy Economics Institute of Bard College :: Keynes’s Approach to Full Employment Aggregate or Targeted Demand?
This paper argues that John Maynard Keynes had a targeted (as contrasted with aggregate) demand approach to full employment. Modern policies, which aim to “close the demand gap,” are inconsistent with the Keynesian approach on both theoretical and methodological grounds. Aggregate demand tends to increase inflation and erode income distribution near full employment, which is why true full employment is not possible via traditional pro-growth, pro-investment aggregate demand stimuli. This was well understood by Keynes, who preferred targeted job creation during expansions. But even in recessions, he did not campaign for wide-ranging aggregate demand stimuli
about(JohnMaynardKeynes)  employment  economics  unemployment  government  fiscal-policy  demand  paper 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Wages and Human Capital in the U.S. Financial Industry: 1909-2006
We use detailed information about wages, education and occupations to shed light on the evolution of the U.S. financial sector over the past century. We uncover a set of new, interrelated stylized facts: financial jobs were relatively skill intensive, complex, and highly paid until the 1930s and after the 1980s, but not in the interim period. We investigate the determinants of this evolution and find that financial deregulation and corporate activities linked to IPOs and credit risk increase the demand for skills in financial jobs. Computers and information technology play a more limited role. Our analysis also shows that wages in finance were excessively high around 1930 and from the mid 1990s until 2006. For the recent period we estimate that rents accounted for 30% to 50% of the wage differential between the financial sector and the rest of the private sector.
financial-services  finance  markets  history  employment  job  money  income  income-distribution 
april 2009 by tsuomela
How Government Prolonged the Depression -
Mostly complaints about government control of wages and prices during Great Depression...assertions that this was bad.
great-depression  conservative  job  employment  government 
february 2009 by tsuomela
U.S. Census Bureau - Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics
Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) is an innovative program within the U.S. Census Bureau. We use modern statistical and computing techniques to combine federal and state administrative data on employers and employees with core Census Bureau
economics  employment  statistics  government  public-policy  public-data  work  labor 
june 2008 by tsuomela
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
minnesota  non-profit  organizations  employment 
august 2007 by tsuomela

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