North Carolina cut its unemployment insurance program back in June 2013. And there's a lot of debate about what happened next.
Children in America today are just as likely — no more, no less — to climb the economic ladder as children born more than a half-century ago, researchers find.
Last year, we got to see whether monetary policy could offset fiscal austerity from Congress.
The Federal Reserve releases its first Beige Book report for 2014.
A World Bank report suggests that as the Federal Reserve winds down its stimulus program, it won’t be as painful as many investors have feared.
1.3 million workers lost their jobless benefits on Dec. 28 when an emergency program to help the unemployed expired.
Sometimes, the emotions people have about the economy are just as important as the actual data.
Dissecting a common talking point about the war on poverty.
Demographics, a weak labor market, and a rise in disability all play a role. But economists debate the exact mix.
The weak jobs number wasn't just about bad weather. These sectors were major culprits.
The jobs numbers are lousy. But the reality of the economy probably isn't as bad as they appear.
How many people in the United States are poor? It's a surprisingly tricky question.
Here's what the new FOMC minutes tell us about the future of monetary policy.
Here's what the latest Reinhart-Rogoff paper tells us about the U.S. economic recovery.
Economists disagree on lots of things about the minimum wage. Except this point.
Is the U.S. economic machine broken, or have we just suffered a run of bad luck? This year should provide the answer.
The full array includes everything from a credit for corporate R&D to tax relief for underwater homeowners.
Here's a look at how last year's economic forecasts held up in 2013.
A broader look at why long-term unemployment is still a disaster.
A primer on what this emergency unemployment program is, why it's shrinking, and what the arguments for and against renewing it are.