The Reports: July 17-July 21 | WYPR

The Reports: July 17-July 21

Jul 24, 2017

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Click on the image for the Morning Economic Reports from the week of July 17.

July 17

Communities around the nation have been imposing higher minimum wages on employers in an attempt to bolster compensation and broaden economic prosperity.  In a growing number of instances, enough time has passed for economists to begin analyzing the implications of these higher minimum wages...  

July 18

The scarcity of affordable housing options in superstar cities like New York, San Francisco and San Jose ends up costing the U.S. economy approximately one point $6 trillion a year in foregone wages and productivity... 

July 19

America has added jobs every month since October of 2010. As indicated by writer Jeffrey Sparshott, that represents a record 81 month span that has managed to absorb approximately 16 million workers... 

July 20

Prior to June, numbers pertaining to America’s job market were strongly suggesting that the nation was honing in on full employment. While the number of job openings continued to climb, the number of jobs being created was slowing down, an indication that employers were running out of people to hire...

July 21

Visualize if you would a young man playing video games hour after hour after hour and day after day. This might prompt some concern. Go out and play you might suggest or go get a job...