The Economy Won’t Be Back To Normal Until 2022 Or Later, According To Our Survey Of Economists

It’s been about four months since the National Bureau of Economic Research declared that the US was officially in a recession, and what a weird recession – and recovery – it’s been. The stock market has been merrily chugging along since February, when the recession began; disposable income increased even though millions of Americans were […]

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September’s Jobs Report Is A Political Rorschach Test

The final jobs report before the presidential election is here. In September, 661,000 more people were employed than in August, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent. That’s a slight – but not huge – improvement over last month, when the unemployment rate was 8.4 percent. (Compare this report’s 0.5-percentage-point decrease to the 1.8-point […]

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