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.
Alternative seasonal adjustments match official jobs totals
September 4, 2015, Jonathan Wright
This year’s monthly job gains and losses can indicate how the economy is doing once they are corrected to account for the pattern we already expect in a process called seasonal adjustment.
U.S. Economic Performance
September 4, 2015, Gary Burtless
September 3, 2015, Regis Barnichon
August 7, 2015, Radhika Goyal
August 7, 2015, Gary Burtless
August 7, 2015, Jonathan Wright
July 31, 2015, Amy Copley
July 10, 2015
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July 2, 2015, Harry J. Holzer
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Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
The John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Harry J. Holzer
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