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People Don’t Have Uprisings When The Unemployment Rate Is 6.7 Percent

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When the December 2013 unemployment rate came out on January 10, some news sources were glad to see that it decreased to 6.7% from 7%. Sounds good, right? In reality, it doesn’t explain everything. Actually, it hardly explains anything. That number only captures people who are still in the job market, who are also still actively searching for a job. So when you hear “unemployment rate,” feel suspicious. Who doesn’t it include?

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Planet Money 485- What’s Your Major: Relevant for today’s student, or not?


In this episode 485, NPR’s Planet Money talked about expected earnings for each college major. They based their discussion on Georgetown Professor Caravelli’s study. There’s lots of useful, detailed data included for each college major. But does this information give us the whole picture?

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The Little-known Reason Why Employers Won’t Hire You Part Time

Does the state you live in determine an employer’s willingness to hire you part time? In some states, it’s much more costly to hire a part-time vs. full-time employee. Lets see how the unemployment tax affects this cost. I’ll tell

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