Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Stay at Home Moms on the Rise

April 11, 2014

Since 1999, the share of stay at home moms has increased 6%, though it is still down 20% since 1967.

–from the Pew Research Center


Airfare Prices Trend Downwards over Time, Increased in 2010

February 10, 2014

Youth’s Entry-Level Wages Declining, Living with Parents Increasing

January 8, 2014


Entry level wages declined for a number of years, and precipitously since 2000. During this time, the number of young people living with their parents increased from 36% in 1980 to 46% in 2011.


Happy Holidays from Data360!

December 24, 2013

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

–from all of us at Data360

Real Minimum Wage, 1938-2012

December 18, 2013

This chart shows that recent discussions surrounding the minimum wage are in line with 1968’s minimum wage, which was the peak of minimum wage. For a fantastic, very in-depth review of the minimum wage debate, click through the image (or the link below).

–from The Atlantic

US Labor Market Nearing Pre-Recession Levels

December 12, 2013

With a gain of 200,000 jobs per month, the US labor market will return to the previous peak employment level in three months. With a more modest 125,000 jobs per month it will take almost two years, but this is still an attainable gap.

–from Calculated Risk

Minimum Wage Restaurant Work Costs Taxpayers $7 Billion a Year

October 18, 2013

More than 40% of food service workers get some form of government subsidy, mostly due to low wages and part-time work.


The Least Affordable American Cities for Housing

October 11, 2013

The level of affordability for the most expensive US metros for housing has dropped dramatically in the past year, especially in San Francisco. In San Francisco, less than 15% of houses are for sale at prices a middle class family can afford.

–from The Atlantic Cities

Margin of Error on Seasonal BLS Payroll Reports Almost as High as Value

September 27, 2013

During the worst days of the recession, the margin of error for the BLS’ seasonal total nonfarm payroll report was twice the normal rate: up to 170,000, which is nearly the size of the value for a number of months. The recession caused this error of seasonality by assuming that people who lost their jobs over the recession winter were normal, seasonal job losses and perpetuated that for the past three years–the number of years’ worth of data used to track seasonality.

–from The Atlantic

How the Debt and Credit Cycle Works

September 24, 2013