“This was really eye-opening for me”: Fed’s Raskin shocked at low quality of work at local job fair

June 17, 2013

The first portion of Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin’s remarks to the Roosevelt Institute earlier this month were pretty standard central bank fodder. Raskin, on the dovish side of Fed monetary leanings, said U.S. unemployment was still too high, and far more progress was needed in bringing a somnolent job market back to life.

Health and the older worker

November 19, 2009

An interesting post on ING’s new eZonomics blog points the reader to a new study on older workers and health.  The findings — as reported in The Lancet — don’t at first glance look terribly surprising: