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Articles About economic output
October 18, 2014
Here’s Why Washington Still Needs to Worry About the Economy
The story painted by GDP data is a general one, and says little about who benefits from this greater economic prosperity.
July 31, 2014
Yellen Has Labor Market Blues, But Full Employment Is as Close as 2016
When more people are employed, consumers have more cash at their disposal, meaning more money is being spent and businesses hire more employees.
July 10, 2014
Are Falling Jobless Claims a Sign June’s Hiring Flurry Wasn’t a Fluke?
Jobless claims -- which serve as a proxy for layoffs -- are once again trending near a seven-year low.
July 03, 2014
Here’s Why the Labor Market’s Baby Steps Made Investors Cheer
In many ways, the Department of Labor’s June Employment Situation Report was proof that the underlying trends in the U.S. labor market are strengthening.
July 02, 2014
Here’s Why June Was a ‘Welcome Boost’ for the Labor Market
In June, private sector employment experienced its best growth since November 2012.
June 26, 2014
Decreasing Jobless Claims: Good News or Just Not Bad News?
Continuing a well-established trend, fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week.
June 19, 2014
Jobless Claims: Is No News, Good News?
Beating economists expectations, jobless claims decreased 6,000 to 312,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised 318,000.
June 06, 2014
Is the Job Market Really Back to Its 2008 Peak?
Predictions were off. May hiring did not slow as much as forecast and the unemployment rate did not budge from April’s 6.3 percent.
June 03, 2014
Can U.S. Economic Growth Speed Up If Wages Keep Stagnating?
Consumers spent more in May than they have in six years, before the financial crisis and Great Recession sent the U.S. economy into a tailspin.
May 30, 2014
Here’s Why the U.S. Economy Shrank After Three Years of Growth
Government economists determined that GDP did not grow in the first-quarter, but rather contracted at a 1 percent annual rate.
May 29, 2014
Job Market Inches Forward, GDP Falls: Where Is Economic Growth Headed?
U.S. GDP tells the larger story of why businesses have generally been hesitant to expand payrolls, even if layoffs have returned to pre-recession levels.
May 01, 2014
3 Charts Explaining the Health of the U.S. Economy
The fact that first-quarter gross domestic product growth amounted to just 0.1 percent has made the April jobs report much anticipated.
April 30, 2014
What Recovery? GDP Barely Grew Last Quarter
First-quarter gross domestic product growth (or lack thereof) will shine a new light on the state of the United States' economic recovery.
January 13, 2014
Hawks vs. Doves: How Fed Policy Affects Jobs and Prices
The end of the Great Moderation reinvigorated the eternal debate between monetary hawks and doves.
November 15, 2013
Friday Morning Cheat Sheet: 3 Stories Moving Markets
It's Friday, November 15, and the Federal Reserve is back in the spotlight. Here are three stories to keep an eye on.
August 22, 2013
Thursday Morning Cheat Sheet: 3 Stories Moving Markets
U.S. stock futures advanced ahead of the opening bell Thursday. Here are three stories to keep an eye on.
August 16, 2013
Labor Productivity Edges Higher as Economy Heals
Labor productivity increased in the second quarter but was flat on the year, consistent with the economic malaise that has characterized the U.S. recovery.