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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Oct 22, 2018

Nick Bunker is an economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab where he focuses on the U.S. labor market and was previously a senior policy analyst at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, an economics think tank. Nick joins the show today to talk about the U.S. labor market and how the government measures unemployment. David and Nick also discuss the decreasing trend of male participation in the labor force, declining labor mobility, and the importance of a larger public database for labor data. Nick’s Twitter: @nick_bunker Nick’s Indeed profile: Related Links: *Labor Force Participation: Recent Developments and Future Prospects* by Stephanie Aaronson et al. *The Long-Term Decline in Prime-Age Male Labor Force Participation* by the Council of Economic Advisers David’s blog: David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth