Fact Tank Nov. 15, 2013

Chart of the Week: Inflation and unemployment through the decades

A look at 80+ years of economic history shows a complicated relationship between inflation and unemployment.

Global Nov. 8, 2013

Despite Challenges, Africans Are Optimistic about the Future

Even though many in Africa continue to face serious financial adversity, their economic outlook is more positive than many others around the world, and they are hopeful about their children’s future.

Fact Tank Oct. 25, 2013

Chart of the Week: An all-encompassing view of the recovery

The state of the U.S. recovery, in one chart.

Fact Tank Oct. 18, 2013

Millennials still lag in forming their own households

Though the nation is officially four years into “economic recovery,” a new Pew Research Center analysis of recently released Census data suggests that most Millennials are still not setting out on their own.

U.S. Politics Oct. 7, 2013

Partisans Dug in on Budget Impasse

44% of Americans say that Republican leaders should agree to a budget deal without cuts or delays to the 2010 health care law, while 42% say it is Obama who should agree to cuts or delays in the law.

Fact Tank Oct. 4, 2013

Without government data, an alternative employment report

ADP’s monthly report on nonfarm private-sector payrolls is a reasonable alternative to the Bureau of Labor Statistics during the government shutdown.

Sep. 25, 2013

At 42 months and counting, current job “recovery” is slowest since Truman was president

42 months after U.S. payrolls bottomed out, the economy still hasn’t recovered all 8.7 million jobs wiped out in the Great Recession — the longest and slowest recovery in the postwar era.

Sep. 24, 2013

The growing economic clout of the college educated

For the first time on record, nearly one out of every two dollars in aggregate U.S. household income went to the college educated.

Fact Tank Sep. 20, 2013

Majority of Americans say banks, large corporations benefitted most from U.S. economic policies

Nearly seven-in-ten Americans say large banks and financial institutions have benefited the most from post-recession government policies.

Fact Tank Sep. 18, 2013

How’s the economy doing? Depends on whether you’re a Democrat or Republican

Americans perceptions of the economy differ significantly by partisanship, regardless of what the actual economic data show.