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State and Local Governments Continuing to Lose Jobs

As my colleague Chad Stone explained this morning, today’s jobs report shows that “unemployment is still very high, and jobs are still hard to find.”

Today's Jobs Report in Pictures

Today's jobs report shows a labor market that has turned the corner and is creating jobs but one with a long way to go toward a full recovery from the devastating job losses of 2008-09...

Has Congress Turned Its Back on State Budget Problems?

As I explained in my statement this morning, today’s report on state budget conditions from the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers shows why it’s so important to restore the...

We Still Need a Robust Jobs Bill

As David Leonhardt explains in today’s New York Times, Congress shouldn’t let the need for long-term deficit reduction prevent it from passing a jobs bill to address today’s historically high unemployment rates. Or as I...

Q & A with Paul Van de Water on How the Health Reform Law Reduces the Deficit, Part 2

Today, we sat down with Paul Van de Water, a Senior Fellow at the Center, to discuss the health reform law’s major sources of revenue.

In case you missed it...

This week on Off the Charts, we focused on job creation, the economy, and deficits.

Congressional Failure on State Aid Would Carry Heavy Cost

At the last minute, the House yesterday dropped an extension of Recovery Act assistance for cash-strapped states from jobs legislation, which it then passed, in order to help satisfy congressional critics who complained about the...

What About the Jobs Deficit?

Members of Congress who are opposing the pending jobs legislation on the grounds that it isn’t fully paid for and will increase the current deficit are focusing on the wrong deficit. Yes, we have a...

2.8 Million More Reasons to Like the Recovery Act

A new Congressional Budget Office analysis, which we’ve briefly summarized here, finds that the Recovery Act is continuing to save jobs and protect the economy from what would have been a much worse recession. As...

The Latest on State Cuts in Education and Services

With the House expected to vote today on legislation that includes fiscal relief for states, we’ve updated our reports on state budget cuts and cuts to education programs and jobs. We’ve bulleted and mapped out...