Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Last year we published a series of reports on red versus blue states, …
  • which showed that red state labor markets are materially lagging blue ones.
  • We refine that work by controlling for red state urban areas that vote blue, ...
  • generating a cleaner look at the divide between red versus blue labor markets.
  • The red-blue labor market split is even more pronounced than we initially found, ...
  • with little sign of narrowing despite a buoyant national employment picture.

IIF Authors

Robin Brooks

Robin
Brooks
Managing Director and Chief Economist
@RobinBrooksIIF
rbrooks@iif.com

Jonathan Fortun

Jonathan
Fortun
Associate Economist
@econchart
jfortun@iif.com

Gregory Basile

Gregory
Basile
Senior Research Analyst
@GregBasileIIF
gbasile@iif.com

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