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Components of the Fiscal Cliff Deal

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Faced with a New Year’s deadline, Congress and the White House reached an last-minute agreement to avert the impending tax hikes and spending cuts collectively known as the fiscal cliff. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that extending the tax cuts without limiting spending will add $4 trillion to the deficit over the next decade, as outlined above. read more...


The Editors
Jan. 4, 2013
1:58 p.m.
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Budget

Employment & Labor

Health

Taxes

Where the Jobs Are – and Aren’t

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The graphic above breaks down changes in payrolls since 2008 by industry, highlighting the sectors hit the hardest as well as those that have come out ahead. The big winner during the jobs crisis has been the health and private education sector, which grew steadily throughout the recession and has added a total of 1.7 million jobs since 2008. read more...


Sarah Vanderbilt
June 12, 2012
3:32 p.m.
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Employment & Labor

Revised Indicators Show Slower Growth

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Revisions to economic indicators are commonplace, but the direction they take can be revealing. The graph above shows four indicators from the last half of 2011 through the most current release. In every case, figures that showed promise for a stronger recovery have been scaled back through revisions. read more...


Sarah Vanderbilt
June 1, 2012
2:05 p.m.
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Economic Affairs

Employment & Labor

Regional Disparities in Unemployment

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In the years of persistent unemployment that have followed the 2007-2009 recession, the most severe joblessness has been concentrated in the south, west and midwest of the U.S. For five months between Nov. 2009 and March 2010, 17 states in those regions endured unemployment above 10 percent compared to only two (Rhode Island and D.C.) in the rest of the country. read more...


Sarah Vanderbilt
May 8, 2012
11:11 a.m.
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Employment & Labor

Breaking Down the Unemployment Rate

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced this morning that the national unemployment rate held steady in February at 8.3 percent of the labor force. Breaking down that number by demographic group reveals some interesting trends. read more...


Sarah Vanderbilt
March 9, 2012
1:29 p.m.
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Economic Affairs

Employment & Labor

Unemployment Gender Gap Closes

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Unemployment among men finally dropped to the same level as unemployment among women last month, part of a broadly positive jobs report. read more...


Sarah Vanderbilt
Feb. 21, 2012
1:09 p.m.
Keywords
Economic Affairs

Employment & Labor