Economic Snapshot: September 2015

A light rail repairer works on railcar wheels

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

SOURCE: AP/Steven Senne Light rail repairer Jack Egan works on railcar wheels at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Riverside Maintenance Facility in Newton, Massachusetts in June 2015. Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF and Scribd versions.

Middle-class Americans should still be concerned about the state of the economy for good reason. Economic growth has been relatively slow—contributing to a modest job growth rate that has only gradually brought the benefits of an expanding economy to most Americans—while still leaving many groups, such as communities of color, to […]