Three reasons we’re not yet at full employment: It is often asserted that the U.S. labor market, where unemployment has been at or below 5 percent since late 2015, has reached full employment. But I’ve got three reasons we’re not yet quite there yet:
— the underemployment employment rate is still too high;
— employment rates are still too low;
— wage pressures are still too mild.
I’ll explain each in turn...