U.S. Economic Outlook

U.S. Economic Outlook

Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke weighs in on March employment numbers. We take a look at what rising corporate profits and smaller-than-expected domestic job growth means for the overall economic outlook.

In a speech last night in Georgia, Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke cautioned that the U.S. economy is still far from having fully recovered from the darkest days of the financial crisis. Three and a half years since the financial crisis nearly 13 million Americans are looking for work. Although the unemployment rate dipped a bit for the month of March, the U.S. also added fewer new jobs than analysts had expected. Please join us to talk about jobs and the outlook for the U.S. economy.

Guests

Jim Tankersley

reporter, National Journal

Jerry Jasinowski

former president, National Association of Manufacturers

Betsey Stevenson

labor economist and visiting professor, Princeton University

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