Latest Blog Posts

  • 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.

  • Third Estimate of GDP for the First Quarter of 2014

    First-quarter GDP was revised down today, largely reflecting a re-estimation of consumer spending on health care, which was substantially lower than originally reported, as well as exports, which were below the initial estimates.

  • The Changing Role of Fathers in the Workforce and Family

    As part of the lead-up to the White House Summit on Working Families, we’ve been exploring policies and best practices that help both families and businesses manage the increasingly complicated interaction between work and family-life.

  • The Employment Situation in May

    Job growth exceeded 200,000 for the fourth straight month in May, and businesses have now added over a million jobs so far this year.

  • Leading Academics Discuss Changes in Family Life and Implications for 21st Century Workplaces

    In advance of the White House Summit on Working Families, we've engaged working families, business leaders, and other stakeholders to determine how best to meet the needs of 21st century families and workplaces. We continued this conversation by meeting with academics to discuss the most recent research on working families, including changing demographics, modern marriage, workplace flexibility, and effective management practices that boost companies’ bottom lines by boosting the productivity of their workers.

FACT SHEETS & REPORTS

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

Women’s Participation in Education and the Workforce
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March 2014

Economic Report to the Preisdent