Latest Blog Posts

  • The Employment Situation in June

    The economy added 223,000 jobs in June as the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent. Our economy has now added 5.6 million jobs over the past two years, the strongest two-year job growth since 2000.

  • Happy Birthday ConnectED!

    While only two years old, ConnectED is already overachieving, and is well on its way to meet the President’s goal of connecting 99 percent of students to high-speed broadband and wireless Internet in their classrooms and libraries by 2018.

  • Third Estimate of GDP for the First Quarter of 2015

  • The Employment Situation in May

    The economy added 280,000 jobs in May — the strongest month of the year so far — as wages continued to rise and the participation rate ticked upward. We have now added 5.6 million jobs over the past two years, the best two-year job growth since 2000.

  • New Data and Updated Report Show Medicaid Is Expanding Insurance Coverage, with Major Benefits to States’ Citizens and Economies

    Since the Affordable Care Act's major coverage provisions took effect at the end of 2014, the Nation has seen the sharpest reduction in the uninsured rate since the decade following the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, and the Nation’s uninsured rate is now at its lowest level ever.


Explaining the U.S. Petroleum Consumption Surprise
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June 2015

Missed Opportunities: The Consequences of State Decisions Not to Expand Medicaid
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July 2014
June 2015 Update: download as pdf

The Interplay of Inequality and Growth
Organisation for International Cooperation and Development
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June 2, 2015

Opportunity for All: Fighting Rural Child Poverty
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May 2015

Remarks on Retirement Security
The Bipartisan Policy Center and the Concord Coalition
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May 12, 2015

The Economic Benefits of U.S. Trade
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May 2015

The Role of Global Trade in Five Major Economic Challenges
DIW Berlin
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April 20, 2015

Gender Pay Gap: Recent Trends and Explanations
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April 2015

Trade, Innovation, and Economic Growth
The Brookings Institution
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April 8, 2015

The Economic Benefits of the Affordable Care Act
Center for American Progress
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April 2, 2015

The Affordable Care Act at Five: Progress on Coverage, Costs, and Quality
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March 2015

The Effects of Conflicted Investment Advice on Retirement Savings
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February 2015

Economic Report to the Preisdent