Sunday, November 9, 2014

Captain Obvious Says: Can't Grow Employment Like We Once Did

Captain Obvious Says: Over the long-term, we cannot grow employment faster than we grow our population (unless many people start working more than one job).

So let's look at the population growth.


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Captain Obvious Exclaims: Danger!

Let's turn our attention to employment growth.


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Captain Obvious Exclaims: Two exponential trend failures!

Let's zoom in for a closer look.


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Captain Obvious Exclaims: The third failure's coming! Count on it!

Thanks Captain Obvious. What would we do without you?



Source Data:
St. Louis Fed: Total Nonfarm Employees
St. Louis Fed: Population Growth

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This explains the push for immigration "reform".
Sporkfed

Joseph Constable said...

The Millenials are a very large population. But they are not marrying and having children.

We pay the immigrants to have babies. Why don't we do that for the natives?

Stagflationary Mark said...

Sporkfed,

All is lost if we cannot grow unsustainably! Sigh.

Stagflationary Mark said...

Joseph Constable,

The Millenials are a very large population. But they are not marrying and having children.

Same thing happened in Japan after their housing bust in the early 1990s. Go figure.

November 6, 2014
Abe team sets sights on raising fertility rate to 1.8

To achieve the targeted fertility rate, the administration will try to encourage young couples to have at least two children...

Good luck on that.