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Official Unemployment is at 3.9%? Economist Robert Pollin Says It Is More Like 12%

Official Unemployment is at 3.9%? Economist Robert Pollin Says it is More Like 12%

May 14, 2018

Unemployment is low and standard economic theory says that when unemployment drops, wages should rise. However, the latest Department of Labor report shows that even though unemployment has reached historic lows at 3.9%, wages are not rising. Why? We explore the reasons with Prof. Robert Pollin

Why Bankers and Financiers Benefit from Low Inflation Policy

July 5, 2016

PERI’s Gerald Epstein explains why financial institutions like the IMF promote fiscal policy that reduces investment, economic growth, and employment

Why the GOP Should Not Blame Immigrants for High Unemployment

July 16, 2013

Bob Pollin: Republican-controlled House is split over immigration reform but those against reform should think twice before blaming immigrants for economic slump

Economic Outlook for 2013

January 2, 2013

Bob Pollin: With austerity policies in Europe and the USA and slow down in China and India, 2013 needs innovative policies or more recession is likely

Economic Outlook for 2013

January 2, 2013

Bob Pollin: With austerity policies in Europe and the USA and slow down in China and India, 2013 needs innovative policies or more recession is likely

The Fed Targets Unemployment With More Money for Banks

December 28, 2012

Robert Pollin: The Fed breaks ground with unemployment target but pushing more money into banks without requiring more lending won’t solve the problem

Reactions to the Elections

November 14, 2012
John Weeks: The fiscal cliff has simply been created by Congress in order to push austerity which is no solution during a recession