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Assorted Links Sunday

The worker's job market, modeling probability, unemployment insurance fraud has exploded, comparing tax systems around the world, and more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Sunday
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The worker's job market:

Why it matters: The unemployment rate remains stubbornly high. At the same time, the Great Resignation has companies across the country trying desperately to hold on to staff as employees act on pent-up demand for job changes.
The pandemic also led some people to relocate, and to rethink their careers and what they want out of life — contributing to a mismatch of available jobs to available workers.
The result? Chaos.

I really don't know anything about markov chains, but I found this Twitter thread about using them to model probabilities absolutely fascinating:

How unemployment insurance fraud exploded: During the Pandemic Bots filing bogus applications in bulk, teams of fraudsters in foreign countries making phony claims, online forums peddling how-to advice on identity theft: Inside the infrastructure of perhaps the largest fraud wave in history.

Tax-to-GDP ratio: comparing tax systems around the world:


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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas.