Economic Snapshot: July 2015

A woman learns about employment opportunities

Christian E. Weller on the State of the U.S. Economy

New York State Trooper Maxine Mendez, left, speaks to Xiaojiao Zuo about employment opportunities during a U.S. Chamber of Commerce jobs expo in New York on June 30, 2015. SOURCE: AP/Mary Altaffer Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF and Scribd versions.

Economic data continue to highlight three economic policy challenges. First, economic growth remains lackluster by historic comparison, which impedes job creation. Second, many of the people who do have jobs lack adequate wages and decent benefits. Third, some vulnerable population groups suffer more in this economy […]