Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Illinois unemployment since 1985

The region in Illinois known as Downstate (i.e. everywhere that is not Chicago) may feel like they inhabit a different state from Chicagoland, and culturally they do, but in unemployment terms they track the Big Boy almost perfectly.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gracilization of the US labor force

Decreasing labor strife, increasing SPX, stagnant wages.  It's a recipe for something - depending on which side of the equation you are.