“The unemployment rate is not capturing the entire slack in the labor market,” said Polina Vlasenko, senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research. “There’s this pool of people that are unemployment but aren’t counted because they’re not looking for work. But they’re willing to work if conditions improve.”
It seems entirely fitting that whether by happy accident or some kind of market prescience, the American Institute for Economic Research relocated from Cambridge, Mass. to Great Barrington in the 1940s. The independent nonprofit organization was established in 1933 to help ordinary AmericansRead More
“No serious steps were taken to address the underlying economic issues, and the federal debt situation has gotten much worse,” said Robert Hughes, senior research fellow with the American Institute for Economic Research.
However, there is good news for the outlook of the American economy. In the same survey, the economists predicted that the unemployment rate will drop to 4.7% in theRead More
Nonresidential fixed investment – a proxy for how much money domestic businesses are putting back into their own operations – fell 6.2 percent in the first three months of 2016, representing the metric's largest single drop since the country was in the midst of the Great Recession in 2009. Investments into new equipment contracted 9 percent, and spending on new
Before you jump back into caffeine-fueled study sessions, research salary and employment trends in your chosen field — especially if you want to make more money. That’s a realistic goal: Half of adults surveyed who successfully changed careers after age 45 said their income increased, according to a 2015Read More
This online tool for exploring urban job markets is very cool.
It could be a big help for high school and college graduates looking for work, especially those willing to migrate to a new city and trying to figure where to go. What’s unique about it is that it ranks the nation’s large, mid-sized, and small cities based on the user’s personal preferences.
To use theRead More
Illinois State University’s hometown of Bloomington-Normal is one of the top destinations in the U.S. where young college graduates want to live and work, according to a new study.Read More
As the year winds down for college seniors around the US, the next important decision many will make is where they should move after graduation.
A ranking of the best major metropolitan areas from the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) may help students having trouble making the call.
You’ve thought about moving to Austin, and you’ve looked at rentals in L.A.
But have you considered making a move to Fort Collins, Colorado?Read More
Where you choose to live can have a huge impact on your job hunt, particularly when you’ve just graduated from college.
It’s easy to get caught up in the sense that you need to move to a major city like New York or San Francisco to be successful. But as a new study from the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) goes to show, you can landRead More
While the weak performance doesn't necessarily mean the country is tilting toward a recession, it also doesn't mean things are going swimmingly. Bob Hughes, a senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, put out a statement Thursday that indicated the risks of a near-term recession remained "Read More
"Overall, the report shows broad weakness across many parts of the economy. The pace of growth for the economy has steadily slowed over the past four quarters," Bob Hughes, a senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, wrote Thursday in an email to U.S. News. "That slowing pace of growth suggests the economy remains vulnerable hence the risk of recession remainsRead More
Since its enactment in 1935, Social Security has become an important feature of the retirement landscape for all Americans. But its finances are in need of repair, and we can’t simply ignore the problem.
Since 2010, the taxes paid into the Social Security system have been falling short of the benefitsRead More
Working with the American Institute for Economic Research, Luke Delorme conducted a study to determine the ideal asset-allocation strategy for retirees, assuming a 4% withdrawal rate. The best strategy, he found, was to begin with a 20% allocation of stocks as you enter retirement at age 65, and then increase that allocation gradually every year, over 30 years, until you have a 70% equityRead More
"Overall, the report shows a stronger finish to the year than previously thought," Bob Hughes, a senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, wrote in a research note Friday. "Upward revisions to consumer spending, housing, net trade and government spending all contributed to the stronger gain."
New River Valley, VA - In its first annual Employment Destinations Index, the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) ranked the most attractive places in the U.S. where young college graduates want to live and work. The Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area, encompassing the entire New River Valley,Read More
"30%. Labor market gains should support consumer spending, offsetting weakness in other specific (limited) areas of the economy, provided the Fed does not raise rates too aggressively."
“Daily volatility in the stock market is high indeed, but the market is able to overlook that,” said Jia Liu, a fellow at the nonprofit American Institute for Economic Research.
Regardless of whether volatility is still climbing or abating, the Fed is less concerned about the state of financial markets than Wall Street is, according to John Canally, chief economist at LPL Financial.Read More
American Institute for Economic Research’s Daily Economy blog. What I like about this blog is that it can help you think more like the hedgehog than the fox in philosopher Isaiah Berlin’s famous essay—thatRead More
“ A large amount of credit card debt could be a red flag for financial instability and could lead to problems. Obscene car loans or underwater mortgages could also be destructiveRead More