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How we got here: the recession, the recovery and what’s next

Maclean’s Magazine delivers a series of infographics about the state of the 2013 Canadian economy courtesy of Econowatch, and discusses possible ways to recovery. To check More...

Comparing jobs in recessions and recoveries

The United States added jobs for the 37th consecutive month in October according to new data, but employment is still a long way from recovering More...

Why productivity increased during the downturn

A new paper, “Making Do With Less: Working Harder During Recessions,” has revealed some interesting findings about what productivity increases during economic downturns. Contrary to popular More...

Four years into recovery, are we well yet?

The Labor Department report has shown little to no change in the 7.6 percent unemployment rate in the United States.  Economists predicted that the recovery More...

Economix Blog: The return of McMansions?

Catherine Rampell at The New York Times reports on an interesting trend in the United States housing market. As construction of new homes slowed down considerably after More...

Ireland is building a fake town (with government money) to show the world that austerity is working

Matthew O’Brien at The Atlantic explains Northern Ireland’s newest attempt at urban rejuvenation, faking it.  In anticipation of the upcoming G8 conference in Fermanagh, closed storefronts More...

How our incredible shrinking government raises unemployment and hurts the recovery

According to this article by Derek Thompson in The Atlantic, the recovery from the Great Recession differs from other recent recessions in that government employment More...

‘Really there is a recession right now’: Canadians lose faith in economic ‘miracle’ amid prolonged slowdown

Is Canada really in a recession? Louise Egan and Andrea Hopkins at The Financial Post look at Canada’s recovery from the Great Recession and its recent economic performance, More...

Low-wage workers feel worse off now than during recession

Center for Public Affairs Research conducted a new survey of workers and employers.  It showed that low-income workers who made $35,000 or less were generally More...

Layoffs at lowest level since 2008

Is our economy finally getting back to normal?  Well, jobless claims are the lowest they have been since 2008, also known as pre-crisis levels.  This More...

Eurozone recession deepens as Germany falters

Germany is Europe’s largest economy and it has taken a hit, causing the Eurozone recession to come to a new low.  The government is putting More...

The biggest myth about college graduates and the recession: busted

There have been a lot of scare stories about the fate of young college graduates in these post-recession years–grim tales of the over-indebted and underemployed More...