Archive for the ‘Economic Perspective’ Category

The explosive employment report

The recently released national jobs report has created a stir. It showed more than 800,000 jobs created in September and a drop in the unemployment rate from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent. But some people have cried foul, wondering if the numbers were too good to be true. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says the report came as a surprise.

Structural issues

Political campaigns are packed with discussions about jobs, government budgets and trade. Is there a way to talk about these issues in groups or categories that make sense? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says there is.

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