As promised I have been lame this week and there is probably much more lameness in the near future.
In that vein, I shall now punt and direct you to some interesting reads.
Josh Lehner at the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis has a couple of very nice posts about the employment situation in Oregon.
Here is a teaser:
In the old "correlation is not causation" vein, Justin Wolfers takes on the Economist in the Freakonomics Blog. Here is another teaser:
Finally, how does Oregon's unemployment rate compare? See the Wall Street Journal for some interesting discussion. And, of course, the tease: