Ben Casselman

FiveThirtyEight's chief economics writer

Ben Casselman appears in the following:

The End of the So-Called 'Great Resignation'

Monday, July 17, 2023

An exploration into the end of the supposed 'Great Resignation' and what this tells us about the economy 

Over 55, and Not Retired After All

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Early on in the pandemic, economists thought the public health crisis would contribute to a wave of early retirements. However, today, many workers at retirement age have returned.

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How To Get A Job Part I: Everything You Need To Know About America's Job Market

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

For the first installment of our “How to Get a Job” series, Liz Ryan, CEO of "Human Workplace," and Ben Casselman, New York Times economy reporter, discuss the job market. 

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What You Need to Know About the GOP Tax Plans

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Senate Republicans' tax proposal could cut taxes for every income bracket, but not every individual or family.


To Raise, Or Not to Raise? Solving Economic Questions About the Minimum Wage

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A controversial study that alleges Seattle's minimum wage hike is bad for businesses and workers. But are these findings in line with mainstream economists?

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The End of the Summer Job

Friday, August 12, 2016

One teenager in three is working a summer gig. That means the portion of teens with jobs has dropped by half since the 80’s.

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Collecting Data on Mass Shootings in the U.S.

Friday, July 22, 2016

If the federal government doesn't collect data on gun violence, who does? 

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Gun Culture Lets Self-Harm Fester in the Quiet Darkness of American Homes

Thursday, July 14, 2016

More than 33,000 people are fatally shot in the U.S. each year, and about two-thirds of gun-related deaths come in the form of suicide. But one state is tackling this issue head on.

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Filing Your Taxes: An Easier System May Be Within Reach

Monday, April 18, 2016

There's a bipartisan push to end tax day as we know it.

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Will Hillary Clinton's Economic Vision Uplift the Middle Class?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A look at Hillary Clinton's first economic speech in the 2016 race and her claim that "raising incomes for hard-working families" is the defining economic challenge of our time.

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