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Articles About Chair Janet Yellen
September 05, 2014
Jobs Friday Brings Bad News, But the Labor Market Will Be Ok
Sometimes economists grossly overestimate. Friday’s jobs report from the Department of Labor took analysts by surprise.
September 04, 2014
Here’s Where the Labor Market is Heading
The labor market appears to progressing back to health steadily. But appearances aren't everything.
August 28, 2014
If the Jobs Recovery Is ‘Real,’ Why Are Economic Fears Lingering?
Despite news that GDP grew a better-than-expected 4.2 percent in the second quarter and emerging unemployment remains low, the story of growth is complex.
August 14, 2014
Jobless Claims: Despite Increase, Labor Market Is ‘Having Lift-Off’
Last week's modest uptick in jobless claims is not surprising, nor alarming.
May 07, 2014
Here Are Yellen’s Greatest Economic Fears, Foreign and Domestic
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke Wednesday on the economic condition of the United States.
April 17, 2014
Labor Market Recovery Debate Hinges on the Long-Term Unemployed
Metropolitan areas across the country are reporting pre-recession era jobless rates, meaning workers are now able to demand wage increases.
April 14, 2014
Did the Obama Administration Approach the Jobs Recovery Wrong?
Key to the current unemployment situation is the discouragement of job seekers, poor work incentives created by government policies, the growth of federal disability programs, and the inadequacies of schooling and training.
April 05, 2014
5 Charts to Explain Labor Market Health
On Friday, the Department of Labor will release job creation numbers for March.
April 04, 2014
March’s Goldilocks Jobs Report Highlights Lukewarm Labor Market
March's employment gains did catapult the labor market to an important milestone: The private sector has recovered all jobs lost in 2008 financial crisis.
April 02, 2014
Economist: Job Market Is Finally Coming Out of ‘Winter Slumber’
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has acknowledged the ongoing problems in the U.S. labor market.
March 28, 2014
Will U.S. GDP Benefit From February’s Spending and Income Gains?
While the size of February’s consumer spending increase does suggest that cold weather has abated, spending is overall still quite soft.
March 27, 2014
Jobless Claims Make Steady Progress, But Nothing More
What is clear is that initial claims for unemployment benefits paint a picture of a strengthening and resilient labor market.
March 19, 2014
Fed Hints at Interest Rate Timeline, Markets and Treasuries Take Note
The benchmark interest rate will stay near zero “well past” the time unemployment rate hits 6.5 percent.
March 05, 2014
Fed Beige Book Confirms Weather Stomped on U.S. Economy in Early 2014
“Weather” was referenced 119 times in the Federal Reserve’s beige book report.
February 20, 2014
Economist: Labor Market Will Gain Momentum This Year
Unemployment may still be high, but Fed president sees the headline unemployment rate as a positive indicator of the overall health of the labor market.