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We need the Fed to be credible

Author Michael Madowitz argues that the strength of the U.S. economy requires a Federal Reserve that Americans believe all the time, not only when it says it is going to fight inflation.

by Michael Madowitz | Thursday, May 14, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-May 2015 Jobs Release

record store clerk bars icon Charts Last month’s employment report serves as a reminder that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

by Jackie Odum, Danielle Corley, Michael Madowitz | Thursday, May 7, 2015

April’s Employment Report Stings with Disappointment

manufacturerThe labor market has been improving faster than other economic indicators, but that trend looks less strong after March’s employment report.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, April 6, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-April 2015 Jobs Release

Job Stocking Honey bars icon Charts Broader economic indicators show that today’s economy carries historically low growth in wages and considerable room for more employment growth.

by Danielle Corley, Jackie Odum, Michael Madowitz | Thursday, April 2, 2015

Another Strong Jobs Day Means It’s Back to Econ 101 at the Fed

Janet YellenFor the Fed, raising interest rates is all about levels and changes.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, March 9, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-March 2015 Jobs Release

Construction jobsDespite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

by Michael Madowitz & Danielle Corley | Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Good Employment Numbers Beg the Question—More Jobs, More Problems?

January’s strong employment release report had only positive news, and that should be a good thing, right? That depends on how the Fed responds, which could turn good news into bad news.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, February 9, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2015 Jobs Release

job interview bars icon Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

by Michael Madowitz & Danielle Corley | Thursday, February 5, 2015

New Numbers but Same Story: Economy Growing but Wages Flat

With U.S. GDP growth so dependent on consumer spending, there is reason for concern, despite positive numbers.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, February 2, 2015

The Government Should Begin to Measure America’s Powerful Outdoor Economy

shopper looks at kayaks article icon Issue Brief The outdoor economy, which now employs more Americans than the mining, drilling, and logging industries combined, should be recognized as a crucial sector of the U.S. economy and accurately measured. This is important not only for jobs, but also for economic growth and health.

by Matt Lee-Ashley, Claire Moser, Michael Madowitz | Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-January 2015 Jobs Release

bicyclist in Seattle with container shipDespite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.

by Michael Madowitz & Danielle Corley | Thursday, January 8, 2015

Continued Job Gains Are Sweet Music, and There Is Reason to Hope It’s Not the Same Old Song for Wages

factory workerEverybody liked the November jobs report, let’s hope the signs of wage growth are not a blip but the start of a new trend.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, December 8, 2014

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-December 2014 Jobs Release

Job search bars icon Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that the United States is a long way from attaining the healthy economy that Americans need.

by Michael Madowitz & Jackie Odum | Thursday, December 4, 2014

It Would Be Great to Have Better Critics

young girl holds umbrellaConservative criticism of CAP’s recent report on the middle-class squeeze is factually inaccurate.

by Marc Jarsulic, Jennifer Erickson, Michael Madowitz, Brendan Duke | Thursday, November 20, 2014

Everything but the Wages: One Major Step Short of a Robustly Healthy Labor Market

shoppersThe economy continues to grow and add jobs at a healthy pace; unfortunately, the uptick in wages has yet to arrive.

by Michael Madowitz | Monday, November 10, 2014