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October 3, 2012 | By Arin Karimian | BlogTonight, President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney will square off in Denver in the first presidential debate. In preparation, we’ve compiled some of our most relevant analyses of the economy and economic policy from the past few months: BUDGET The so-called “fiscal cliff” isn’t one piece of take-it-or-leave-it legislation; rather, it’s a series of separable tax and spending provisions.
July 20, 2012 | By Arin Karimian | BlogTomorrow, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau completes its first year of operation. Created under the Dodd-Frank Act, we’re starting to see the benefits of a strong federal agency that protects consumers from the dangers posed by an unchecked financial industry.
July 18, 2012 | By Arin Karimian | BlogThe U.S. economy has created 2.6 million net jobs since the end of the Great Recession in June 2009. According to a Los Angeles Times analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data, men have filled 2.07 million of these new jobs.
May 7, 2012 | By Arin Karimian | BlogThe Pew Fiscal Analysis Initiative has released an addendum to its 2010 report A Year or More: The High Cost of Long-Term Unemployment, and the update isn’t pretty.
April 13, 2012 | By Arin Karimian | BlogOn Monday, EPI labor economist Heidi Shierholz pointed out that job growth during the current recovery has been stronger than job growth during the recovery following the 2001 recession.
April 4, 2012 | By Arin Karimian | BlogIs the eurozone in recession? Eight consecutive months of rising unemployment indicate that the region could indeed be facing another economic downturn.
December 28, 2011 | By Arin Karimian | BlogAs you’ve probably noticed, Working Economics is on vacation. Unless there’s some breaking news or other pressing circumstances, we’ll resume blogging on Tuesday, Jan.
November 23, 2011 | By Arin Karimian | BlogEPI President Larry Mishel recently participated in The Economist‘s Buttonwood Gathering in New York City. In its third year, Buttonwood is a flagship event for the magazine that attracts leading financial and economic experts.
October 20, 2011 | By Arin Karimian | BlogThe ongoing Occupy Wall Street movement launched on Sept. 17 and its “We are the 99 percent” campaign highlights that the top 1 percent has fared very well while the 99 percent have not fared so well over the last few decades.
October 13, 2011 | By Arin Karimian | BlogLast night, Congress passed a free trade agreement for the first time since 2007. In fact, it passed three. Behind vast Republican support, the House and Senate approved trade deals with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.
October 7, 2011 | By Arin Karimian | BlogQuick, name the U.S. metropolitan area with the highest unemployment rate among Hispanics. Need a hint? It’s in the Northeast. This may surprise many of you because when people think of high Hispanic unemployment, they think of metro areas like Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
July 6, 2011 | By Arin Karimian | Economic SnapshotTwo years after the official end of the Great Recession, the continued loss of public-sector jobs is an obstacle to reaching pre-recession employment levels.