Friday, January 23, 2015
The Economic State of the Union in 7 Charts | The Fiscal Times
At theFiscalTimes.com, Yuval Rosenberg did some of that for us:
"Obama has already been touting the economic gains. 'So the good news is the economy has picked up speed,' he said in a speech last week urging Congress to require employers to give workers seven paid sick days a year. 'We are past the point of crisis. We've seen 58 straight months of job growth. We have seen 11 million jobs created. The economy is stable and is building momentum. Now we have to make sure that that economy is benefiting everybody.'
That, as you’ll see in the charts below, remains a serious challenge, and will be the subject of great policy debates as Democrats and Republicans look ahead to the 2016 elections. With that in mind, here’s a look at where the U.S. economy stands:"