Obama adviser: Jobs report shows continued progress

Jan 4, 2013
Alan Krueger, chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, weighs in on the government's December jobs report
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment, wages

Unemployment ticks up to 7.8 percent, 155,000 jobs added

Jan 4, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that unemployment has stayed steady at 7.8 percent, and the economy added 155,000 jobs last month.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

What it will take to get a 6.5% unemployment rate

Dec 14, 2012
The Federal Reserve says it will keep interest rates near zero until the unemployment rate drops to 6.5 percent. But what will it take to get there?
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Federal Reserve, Unemployment, fiscal cliff

Fed announces new plan for ailing economy

Dec 13, 2012
The Federal Reserve has spelled out what it’s going to do to try to juice up the economy. Yesterday, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke announced a new strategy that ties the Fed’s actions to unemployment and inflation rates.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Unemployment

Obama adviser says jobs news helps color in hopeful picture

Dec 7, 2012
Alan Krueger, chairman of President Obama's Council Of Economic Advisers, shares his thoughts on what the latest jobs report says about the state of the U.S. economic recovery.
Posted In: Unemployment, jobs report

Unemployment falls to 7.7%, 146,000 jobs added

Dec 7, 2012
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the economy added 146,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

Too soon to panic over jobs numbers

Dec 7, 2012
Economists are forecasting nearly 100,000 fewer jobs were created in November than in October.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

Worries grow over cuts to unemployment aid

Nov 26, 2012
During the recession, Congress lengthened unemployment aid to a maximum of 99 weeks. If not renewed, the current extension will expire at the end of the year.
Posted In: Unemployment, fiscal cliff, unemployment benefits

Might the Federal Reserve tie policy to employment?

Nov 14, 2012
The number two official at the U.S. Federal Reserve, Vice Chair Janet Yellen, has thrown her weight behind a major change in Fed policy. The issue is how the central bank should schedule its stimulus policies.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Unemployment

Gallup always thinking about changes, tweaks

Nov 8, 2012
This election, in part driven by the discrepancy between most media analysis and Nate Silver's data-driven electoral model, has prompted a debate about polling in the new media landscape. Frank Newport, of Gallup, says his polling still works but could be tweaked.
Posted In: Gallup, 2012 elections, Unemployment, Barack Obama