Ben Casselman: "The prime-age (25-54) employment and participation rates both held at their post-recession highs Adjusting for demographic shifts, the participation rate is now back to its prerecession level. And the employment rate is getting close to its 2000-era peak, which is something many of us doubted we'd ever see. The gender split in participation is really striking, though. Participation among prime-age women is well above its prerecession level. For men, the rate has barely rebounded...


#noted #2019-12-26