Latest Blog Posts

  • Advance Estimate of GDP for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

    Economic growth in the fourth quarter was consistent with a broad range of other indicators showing solid improvement in the labor market, rising consumer sentiment, increasing domestic energy security, and continued low health cost growth.

  • The Employment Situation in December

    This solid employment report caps off a strong year for the U.S. labor market, which achieved a number of important milestones in 2014. Total job growth in 2014 was the strongest since 1999, while the unemployment rate fell at the fastest pace in three decades.

  • Third Estimate of GDP for the Third Quarter of 2014

    Real gross domestic product (GDP) grew 5.0 percent at an annual rate in the third quarter of 2014 — the strongest single quarter since 2003 — according to the third estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

  • 2014 Has Seen Largest Coverage Gains in Four Decades, Putting the Uninsured Rate at or Near Historic Lows

    2014 has seen dramatic reductions in the share of Americans without health insurance, reductions that correspond to an estimated 10 million people gaining coverage since before the start of open enrollment.

  • The Employment Situation in November

    Job growth in November was strong, and the economy has now already added more jobs in 2014 than in any full calendar year since the late 1990s.

FACT SHEETS & REPORTS

The Economy in 2014
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December 2014
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The Economics of Early Childhood Investments
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December 2014

The Economic Effects of Administrative Action on Immigration
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November 2014

11 Facts About American Families and Work
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October 2014

15 Economic Facts About Millennials
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October 2014

Recent Trends in Health Care Costs
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September 2014

The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change
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July 2014

The Labor Force Participation Rate Since 2007: Causes and Policy Implications
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July 2014

An Economic Analysis of Transportation Infrastructure Investment
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July 2014

Missed Opportunities: The Consequences of State Decisions Not to Expand Medicaid
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July 2014

Work-Life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility
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June 2014

The Economics of Paid and Unpaid Leave
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June 2014

Nine Facts About American Families and Work
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June 2014

The Economics of Fatherhood and Work
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June 2014

Economic Report to the Preisdent