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The Employment Situation in April
Summary: The economy added 160,000 jobs in April, extending the longest streak of private-sector job growth on record, as wage growth picked up.
May 6, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
Advance Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the First Quarter of 2016
Real GDP rose 0.5 percent at an annual rate in the first quarter according to the advance estimate, even as job growth remains strong.
April 28, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
Six Recent Trends in Student Debt
Recent trends in student debt show substantial progress, especially on flexible payment options, but more work remains.
April 28, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET by
, Sandra Black
The Employment Situation in March
The economy added 215,000 jobs in March, extending the longest streak of private-sector job growth on record, as labor force participation rose.
April 1, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
Third Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Fourth Quarter of 2015
Real GDP growth was revised up to 1.4 percent at an annual rate in the fourth quarter, reflecting both solid domestic demand and continued external headwinds.
March 25, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
The Employment Situation in February
The economy added 242,000 jobs in February, extending the longest streak of private-sector job growth on record.
March 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
Second Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Fourth Quarter of 2015
Real GDP growth was revised up to 1.0 percent at an annual rate in the fourth quarter, reflecting solid domestic demand, external headwinds, and some temporary factors.
February 26, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by Jay Shambaugh
The 2016 Economic Report of the President
The ERP reviews the U.S. economy’s substantial progress and outlines key areas of focus that will ensure long-term growth is robust, sustainable, and shared.
February 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM ET by
, Sandra Black and Jay Shambaugh
The Employment Situation in January
In January, the unemployment rate fell below 5 percent for the first time in eight years as the longest streak of private-sector job growth on record continued.
February 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
Advance Estimate of GDP for the Fourth Quarter of 2015
Real GDP rose 0.7 percent at an annual rate in the fourth quarter according to the advance estimate, partially reflecting global headwinds as job growth remains strong.
January 29, 2016 at 9:17 AM ET by
The Employment Situation in December
The economy added 292,000 jobs in December, marking the strongest two years of job creation since 1998-2000.
January 8, 2016 at 9:30 AM ET by
Third Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Third Quarter of 2015
Real GDP rose 2.0 percent at an annual rate in the third quarter according to the latest estimate, reflecting strong domestic demand and continued external headwinds.
December 22, 2015 at 9:38 AM ET by
The Employment Situation in November
The economy added 211,000 jobs in November, marking the strongest three years of job creation since 2000.
December 4, 2015 at 9:30 AM ET by
2014 Saw Continued Slow Growth in the Cost of Health Care, Even as Coverage Expanded
Today’s data on national health expenditures show that 2014 was another year of slow health care cost growth.
December 2, 2015 at 6:08 PM ET by
, Matt Fiedler
Second Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Third Quarter of 2015
Real GDP rose 2.1 percent at an annual rate in the third quarter after today’s upward revision, reflecting strong domestic demand and continued external headwinds.
November 24, 2015 at 9:30 AM ET by
The Employment Situation in October
The economy added 271,000 jobs in October, marking the strongest three years of job creation since 2000.
November 6, 2015 at 9:30 AM ET by
Manufacturing Relies on the Strengths of American Communities
Throughout the country, America is seeing a resurgence in its manufacturing industry, once again, firms are growing and Americans are heading back to work.
October 29, 2015 at 10:30 AM ET by Jason Miller
Advance Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Third Quarter of 2015
Real GDP rose 1.5 percent at an annual rate in the third quarter, reflecting strong domestic demand, external headwinds, and volatile transitory factors.
October 29, 2015 at 9:30 AM ET by
Economic Benefits of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement in the Short Term and the Long Term
The two-year bipartisan budget deal announced today is a major step forward for our economy in the short term and the long term.
October 27, 2015 at 10:07 AM ET by
The Evolution and Impact of Worker Voice over Time:
A key piece to building a strong economy for working Americans is ensuring that they have a voice in the workplace.
October 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM ET by
, Sandra Black
Weekly Address: Congress Should Do its Job and Pass a Serious Budget
The President emphasizes that we need to do everything we can to strengthen economic growth and job creation.
October 3, 2015 at 6:00 AM ET by Amanda Stone
Betting on the Resilience of the American Manufacturer
This is the time to turn America’s increased competitiveness for manufacturing into a lasting advantage through smart, strategic investments that build on our strengths.
October 2, 2015 at 1:57 PM ET by
The Employment Situation in September
The economy added 142,000 jobs in September, extending the longest streak of private-sector job growth on record.
October 2, 2015 at 9:30 AM ET by
Third Estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the Second Quarter of 2015
GDP growth in the second quarter was revised up for a second time, as consumers spent more and businesses invested more than previously estimated.
September 25, 2015 at 9:30 AM ET by
New Data Show Slow Health Care Cost Growth is Continuing
New data show that slow growth in health care costs is continuing in 2015.
September 22, 2015 at 1:09 PM ET by
, Matt Fiedler
Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance in the United States in 2014
Highlights from today's Census Bureau report include sharp declines in the child poverty rate and the uninsurance rate.
September 16, 2015 at 11:01 AM ET by
, Sandra Black, and Matt Fiedler
5 Indicators That Show We Turned a Depression-Like Shock into a Six-Year Expansion
Seven years after the financial crisis, check out these five charts to see how President Obama's policy decisions helped America narrowly avoid another Great Depression.
September 15, 2015 at 12:29 PM ET by
New Tools to Help Students Make Informed Decisions About Higher Education
The Administration is taking steps to arm prospective students and families with better information on college costs and quality.
September 14, 2015 at 11:43 AM ET by
, Sandra Black
Expanding Apprenticeships to Invest in American Workers
President Obama is partnering with state and local leaders to invest in American workers by expanding apprenticeship programs.
September 10, 2015 at 2:21 PM ET by
The Employment Situation in August
In August, the economy added 173,000 jobs, extending the longest streak of private sector job growth on record.
September 4, 2015 at 9:30 AM ET by