Latest Blog Posts

  • Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance in the United States in 2013

    A new Census Bureau report shows that key indicators of poverty and family income improved in 2013 -- and there is reason to believe that this progress has continued into 2014, as the labor market has strengthened and millions have gained health insurance coverage. At the same time, the data also offer a clear illustration of the large amount of work that remains to strengthen the middle class in the wake of the worst recession since the Great Depression.

  • Second Estimate of GDP for the Second Quarter of 2014

    Today’s revision affirms that economic growth in the second quarter was strong, consistent with the recent string of solid job growth and improvements in other economic indicators.

  • The Employment Situation in July

    Total job growth exceeded 200,000 for the sixth straight month in July, the first time that has happened since 1997.

  • Advance Estimate of GDP for the Second Quarter of 2014

    Economic growth in the second quarter was strong, consistent with the recent further improvement in the labor market and other indicators.

  • The Employment Situation in June

    The 1.4 million jobs added in the first half of this year are the most in any first half since 1999.

FACT SHEETS & REPORTS

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

Taking Action: Higher Education and Student Debt
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June 2014

The All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy as a Path to Sustainable Economic Growth
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May 2014
July 2014 Update download as pdf

Economic Report to the Preisdent