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Hilsenrath: Long-term unemployment a hot topic in Fed

WSJ chief economics correspondent Jon Hilsenrath gives his outlook for the Fed.

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  1. White House says jobs report shows economy continuing to recover

    Friday's strong jobs report shows the U.S. economy is continuing to recover, but it would grow faster if Congress approved job-creation programs, said Alan Krueger, ...

  2. Jobs report shows recovery gains traction: White House

    The White House's chief economist said on Friday that the drop in the February jobless rate showed that the economic recovery is gaining traction.Employers stepped u...

  3. White House says jobs report shows signs of economic growth

    Friday's jobs report shows the U.S. economy is improving, but Congress needs to act on policies that promote growth and avoid deep cuts slated to take effect next mo...

  4. Mediocre job growth points to slow grind for U.S. economy

    U.S. employers kept their pace of hiring steady in December, falling short of the levels needed to bring down a still lofty unemployment rate and pointing to lacklus...

  5. Holtz-Eakin: Obama Needs to Focus on Debt Problem

    Former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin weighs in on the nation's debt problem.

  6. Employment shrugs off Superstorm Sandy

    Employers hired more workers than expected in November, with the labor market showing little apparent impact from Superstorm Sandy and jobs growth remaining on a ste...

  7. White House on jobless dip: Economy healing but much work remains

    The White House's chief economist said on Friday that a drop in the November U.S. jobless rate to 7.7 percent was proof that the economy is healing from recession bu...

  8. Debate Over Tax Cuts Heats Up as Fiscal Cliff Approaches

    President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Alan Krueger on the debate over whether to extend tax cuts.

  9. White House says jobs data shows economy continuing to heal

    The White House said on Friday that data showing hiring in the United States increased in October was proof the economy is on the mend, and stressed that the nation ...

  10. Consumers drive growth as businesses hold back

    Economic growth accelerated in the third quarter as a last minute spurt in consumer spending and a surprise turnaround in government outlays offset the first cutback...

  11. Government’s Jobs, Economic Data Misleading?

    FBN’s Gerri Willis on the government’s misleading information on the state of the economy.

  12. Consumers boost growth despite business caution

    Economic growth accelerated in the third quarter as stepped-up purchases by consumers and a surprise turnaround in government spending offset the first cutback in bu...

  1. Jobs Market Dropouts Likely to Stay Out

    A growing number of Americans quitting the labor force are likely gone for good, offering a cautionary note to the Federal Reserve as it tries to gauge how tight the...

  2. Long-Term Unemployed's Impact on Jobs Market

    The long-term unemployed, according to a new study, exert relatively little pressure on the overall economy and have a different effect on the macro economy than the...

  3. Don't Blame the Housing Market for High Unemployment

    Imagine that your home is now worth $40,000 less than what you paid for it just two years ago. In fact, the value is now less than what you owe on your mortgage, a c...

  4. So, What if it's Not Yellen?

    With President Obama hinting this week that Ben Bernanke is ready to retire, the race to replace the chairman of the Federal Reserve is set to heat up this fall.Whil...

  5. Obama to name Furman as Chief Economist

    President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate longtime adviser Jason Furman to be his new chief White House economist, an administration official said.Furman, who w...

  6. Obama to Tap Furman as Next Top Econ Adviser

    President Barack Obama's chief economist, Alan Krueger, is leaving the White House and will be replaced by another top aide, Jason Furman, as chair of the White Hous...

  7. Jason Furman To Be Obama's Top Economist: Reports

    Jason Furman, the deputy director of President Barack Obama's National Economic Council, will become the next chairman of the White House Council of Economic Adviser...

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