The Great Debate

What to expect from Friday’s jobs report

June 4, 2009

morici — Peter Morici is a Professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and former Chief Economist at the United States International Trade Commission. The views expressed are his own. –

On Friday, the Labor Department will report employment data for May. In April, the economy lost 539,000 jobs, and the consensus forecast is for another 550,000 jobs lost in May. My forecast is for a 561,000 loss.

An equal opportunity recession?

March 16, 2009

Jim CarrJames H. Carr is chief operating officer for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, a Washington-based association that promote access to basic banking services for America’s working families. He is a member of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development’s “Experts of Color Clearinghouse”. The views expressed are his own.

Rising unemployment gravest threat to U.S. and UK

February 10, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate– John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

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Reaction to shocking jobless data

December 5, 2008


November's job losses were the steepest since December 1974, when 602,000 jobs were shed. Analysts polled by Reuters had predicted a reduction of 340,000 jobs.

After victory, a reality check for Obama

November 7, 2008

diana-furchtgott-roth– Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. The opinions expressed are her own. —