Job growth heats up, but full employment far away

My column on today’s jobs number is up at Outside the Box – MarketWatch: Today’s new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show a labor market continuing along a path to recovery. The BLS reports that the U.S. economy added 195,000 new jobs in June and the unemployment rate stayed at 7.6%. What’s […]


For your reading pleasure: CAP’s plan to grow the economy from the middle out

Today CAP released a big, bold report, 300 Million Engines of Growth, edited by Jennifer Erickson and Michael Ettlinger. Jim Tankersley writes about it in today’s Washington Post: The core of the plan is the notion that economies grow and thrive best when prosperity is broadly shared — a rebuke of the income and wealth […]