Miriam Wasserman
EconoFact. Managing editor.

Coronavirus and the Health of the U.S. Economy

March 12, 2020

The Issue:

The coronavirus has, in a matter of weeks, had a profound impact on the world economy. The economic impacts stem both from the direct effect of those who fall ill and from the measures taken to contain or slow the progression of the pandemic. These effects, operating through both domestic and global

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What Can the Employment Report Tell Us?

September 2, 2019

The Issue:

Slowing growth abroad, particularly in Germany and China, as well as ongoing trade disputes have spurred much recent discussion about the extent to which these factors might hurt the American economy. But how can we gauge how these factors and other developments are reverberating across the U.S. economy?

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