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Featured Article
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) productivity program introduces a new measure of labor productivity for urban transit systems. Urban transit systems, predominantly operated by state and local governments

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Book Reviews
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The Great Recession: in what ways did policymakers succeed and fail?

Babajide Adebowale

A group of renowned economists discuss the strategies used by U.S. policymakers to combat the Great Recession, and the effectiveness of those strategies.

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Beyond BLS

Climate change expected to damage world economies over the next century

Eleni X. Karageorge

By 2021, countries will suffer economically because of climate change.

If you like it (retirement security), put a ring on it

Graham Boone

New research shows that married people save more for retirement.

Changes in the U.S. occupational mix from 1860 to 2015

Demetrio Scopelliti

Is the occupational mix in the United States becoming more or less dynamic?

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