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Eight Years of Labor Market Progress and the Employment Situation in December
The economy added 156,000 jobs in December, extending the longest streak of total job growth on record, with U.S. businesses adding 15.8 million jobs over the recovery.
January 6, 2017 at 9:30 AM ET by
The Disconnect between Resources and Needs when Investing in Children
New CEA issue brief documents the economic challenges faced by many American families with children under the age of five.
December 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM ET by Sandra Black
Eight Years of Macroeconomic Progress and the Third Estimate of GDP for the Third Quarter of 2016
Real GDP grew 3.5 percent at an annual rate in the third quarter, with the U.S. economy now 11.6 percent larger than at its peak before the crisis.
December 22, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
The 2017 Economic Report of the President
The 2017 Economic Report of the President reviews the economic record of the Obama Administration, focusing on how policies have promoted inclusive growth.
December 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM ET by
, Sandra Black, Jay Shambaugh, Matt Fiedler
The Economic Record of the Obama Administration: Reforming The Health Care System
New CEA report documents dramatic progress in reforming the health care system.
December 13, 2016 at 12:30 PM ET by
, Matt Fiedler
Civil Rights Data Show More Work is Needed to Reduce Inequities in K-12 Schools
Data show persistent disparities in K-12 educational inputs that are linked to academic and economic success.
December 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM ET by Sandra Black, Laura Giuliano, Ayushi Narayan
The Employment Situation in November
The economy added 178,000 jobs in November, extending the longest streak of total job growth on record, as the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent.
December 2, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
Second Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Third Quarter of 2016
Real GDP grew 3.2 percent at an annual rate in the third quarter according to the second estimate released from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
November 29, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
The Employment Situation in October
The economy added 161,000 jobs in October and over the past year has seen the fastest annual wage growth since the end of the recession.
November 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
Advance Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Third Quarter of 2016
Real GDP grew 2.9 percent at an annual rate in the third quarter, with strong export growth and continued strength in consumer spending.
October 28, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
More Than 3 Million Children Have Coverage Due to Drop in Uninsured Rate Since 2008
Due to coverage gains since 2008, more than 3 million additional children now have health insurance.
October 20, 2016 at 8:00 AM ET by
, Matt Fiedler
The Employment Situation in September
The economy added 156,000 jobs in September, as labor force participation rose and wages continued to grow.
October 7, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
Exploring Data Portability
We’d like to hear from you on whether and how to increase your ability to get and use your data.
September 30, 2016 at 11:27 AM ET by Alexander Macgillivray and Jay Shambaugh
Third Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Second Quarter of 2016
Real GDP growth in the second quarter was revised up to 1.4 percent at an annual rate according to BEA’s third estimate.
September 29, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
New Data Show that Premium Growth in Employer Coverage Remained Low in 2016
The average premium for employer-based family coverage grew 3.4 percent in 2016, extending a period of low premium growth that has produced major savings for families.
September 14, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET by
, Matt Fiedler
Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance in the United States in 2015
In 2015, household income grew at the fastest rate on record, the poverty rate fell faster than at any point since 1968, and the uninsured rate continued to fall.
September 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM ET by
, Sandra Black, and Matt Fiedler
The Employment Situation in August
The economy added 151,000 jobs in August, as the unemployment rate and labor force participation both held steady.
September 2, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
Strengthening Tools to Account for Damages from Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Regulatory Analysis
We are incorporating advice from the National Academies of Sciences into the social cost of carbon, and releasing new estimates for methane and nitrous oxide.
August 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET by Howard Shelanski, Jay Shambaugh
Second Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Second Quarter of 2016
Real GDP grew 1.1 percent at an annual rate in the second quarter according to BEA’s second estimate.
August 26, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
The Employment Situation in July
The economy added 255,000 jobs in July, as the unemployment rate held steady and labor force participation rose, and wage growth picked up.
August 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
Advance Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Second Quarter of 2016
Real GDP grew 1.2 percent at an annual rate in the second quarter, with strong consumer spending growth offset in part by a decrease in inventory investment.
July 29, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
Unlocking the Promise of Broadband for All Americans
The Administration announces new wireless research efforts that will improve testing and research of advanced wireless technologies.
July 15, 2016 at 11:57 AM ET by
R. David Edelman
Updated Health Care Spending Projections Show Continued Slow Growth in Health Costs
Updated projections of national health expenditures suggest that growth in per-enrollee health care spending remained low in 2015.
July 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM ET by
, Matt Fiedler
The Employment Situation in June
The economy added 287,000 jobs in June, as labor force participation rose and the broadest measure of labor market slack fell.
July 8, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
The Economic Benefits of a 50 Percent Target for Clean Energy Generation by 2025
A new target for 50 percent clean energy generation across North America will help the environment, foster growing industries, and support hundreds of thousands of jobs.
June 29, 2016 at 8:00 AM ET by
Third Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the First Quarter of 2016
Real GDP growth was revised up to 1.1 percent at an annual rate in the first quarter.
June 28, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
The Economic Case for Paid Family Leave
In light of Father’s Day, it is important to note the wide-ranging economic benefits of paid leave and flexible workplaces.
June 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM ET by
New Data Show that Roughly One-Quarter of U.S. Workers Hold an Occupational License
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the the most comprehensive and reliable look to date at occupational licensing in the United States.
June 17, 2016 at 10:30 AM ET by
, Laura Giuliano
Financial inclusion in the United States
Lacking access to safe, affordable financial services can be costly. Fortunately, financial inclusion has risen recently, and new technologies may expand inclusion.
June 10, 2016 at 8:00 AM ET by
The Employment Situation in May
The economy added jobs in May at a considerably slower pace than in recent months as unemployment fell and wage growth continued its pickup.
June 3, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
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