Unemployment involves hardship for those who are seeking but cannot find work and can be signal of a national economic recession. While unemployment numbers have improved as the economy slowly recovers from the recession, many are still out of work. Brookings experts examine what unemployment numbers mean for the state of the economy, and discuss the role the government should play in helping the unemployed get back to work.
Unemployment to Stay at 6.6% in February, Declining Slowly to 6.3% by September
March 6, 2014, Regis Barnichon
The unexpected drop in unemployment rate seen in January will have little impact over the next six months, says Regis Barnichon, who predicts that the unemployment rate will continue its slow decline, reaching 6.3% by September.
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The Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
The John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
William T. Dickens
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