Latest Blog Posts

  • The Employment Situation in March

    The latest report from the Bureau of Labor statistics shows that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 192,000 in March. The private sector has now added 8.9 million jobs over 49 straight months of job growth.

  • The 2014 Economic Report of the President

    The 2014 Economic Report of the President, discusses the progress that has been made in recovering from the worst recession since the Great Depression, and President Obama’s agenda to build on this progress by creating jobs and expanding economic opportunity

  • The Employment Situation in February

    February 2014 was the 48th straight month of private-sector job growth, with businesses adding 8.7 million jobs over that time. Despite a major snowstorm that hit the east coast during the reference week for the labor market surveys, the rate of job growth picked up from the December and January pace.

  • Congressional Budget Office Report Finds Minimum Wage Lifts Wages for 16.5 Million Workers

    A new CBO report finds that 16.5 million workers would get a raise from increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, helping millions of hard-working families, reducing poverty, and increasing the overall wages going to lower-income households.

  • The Fifth Anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

    The final report on the Recovery Act's effects shows the Act had a substantial positive impact on the economy, helped to avert a second Great Depression, and made targeted investments that will pay dividends long after the Act has fully phased out.

FACT SHEETS & REPORTS

Women’s Participation in Education and the Workforce
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March 2014

The Economic Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Five Years Later
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February 2014

The Economic Case for Raising the Minimum Wage
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February 2014

Stat Sheet: Highlights of Recent Farm Sector and Rural Economy Performance
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February 2014

January 2014 Update: The Economic Benefits of Extending Unemployment Insurance
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January 2014

The War on Poverty 50 Years Later: A Progress Report
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January 2014

The Economic Benefits of Extending Unemployment Insurance
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December 2013

Trends in Health Care Cost Growth and the Role of the Affordable Care Act
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November 2013

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
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October 2013

Economic Activity During the Shutdown and Debt Limit Brinksmanship
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October 2013

Economic Report to the Preisdent