Warmer Weather Means You Too Will Soon Be Employed

But thanks to what USA Today calls a “spring stunner,” everything will now be different. Better! Because of MILDER WEATHER.

The labor market roared ahead in April as milder weather helped employers add 288,000 jobs — the most in more than two years. The unemployment rate fell to 6.3% from 6.7% — the lowest since September 2008, the Labor Department said Friday.

‘Dad’s Resume’

Here is an excellent piece in The Washington Post looking at an opening of a new plant in Ohio, which is looking to hire 40 people and give them a decent salary plus benefits, and how difficult it is to find the right people for the job despite a slew of resumes arriving.

Nancy Drew and the Case of the Terrible Economy

“Unless We Want a Revolution”

Sorry Teens, No Jobs for You

A weak labor market is making it more difficult for teens to find jobs while low-wage work like retail and fast food is increasingly being taken by older Americans who are unable to find other work. I got my first job at the mall when I was 16 with no work experience besides some volunteer work here and there, and it’s unlikely that would happen today since employers prefer applicants with experience. Some economists also believe there may be a cultural shift occurring—teens just aren’t expected to work. Maybe, but it’s also true that some people who want those jobs just aren’t finding it, no matter how many jobs they apply to.

Ask a Bill Clinton

At Bloomberg Businessweek, former President Bill Clinton is answering questions about economic concerns from civic and business leaders, including what we can do to help close the U.S. worker skills gap, and bipartisan ways to make investments in infrastructure.

Home Prices Up, Nobody Knows What That Means

Home prices in the U.S. have seen unexpectedly high gains during the first quarter of 2013 and there was much talk this morning whether or not this was the beginning of another bubble, or if it’s simply a “a strong spot in the economic recovery”.

The Post-Boomer Economy

Here’s a very interesting take on the post-boomer economy by Conor Sen, a former hedge fund analyst.

The Economic Narrative of ‘Game of Thrones’

The Harvard Crimson compared the narrative in Game of Thrones to the economic narrative the U.S. experienced because, well, the Crimson has nerds writing for them (j/k, we love you nerds).

Robert Reich Talks Fast, Draws Pictures, Makes Points