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Unemployment rate holds at 7.6 percent

Unemployment rate holds at 7.6 percent

WASHINGTON, July 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. unemployment rate held at 7.6 percent in June, although the economy added 195,000 jobs in the month, the Department of Labor said Friday.
Conservative think tank AEI endorses Furman

Conservative think tank AEI endorses Furman

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Economists from a conservative think tank in Washington said they endorsed Jason Furman's nomination to lead the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Obama taps Furman to replace Krueger for top economic post

Obama taps Furman to replace Krueger for top economic post

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- As expected, President Obama nominated Jason Furman on Monday to replace Alan Krueger as head of the White House National Economic Council.
U.S. unemployment ticks up to 7.6 percent in May; 175,000 jobs added

U.S. unemployment ticks up to 7.6 percent in May; 175,000 jobs added

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. unemployment rate crept up to 7.6 percent in May from 7.5 percent the previous month, the Department of Labor said Friday.
Jason Furman to head White House economics team

Jason Furman to head White House economics team

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Jason Furman is expected replace Alan Krueger as head of the White House National Economic Council, a source told The New York Times.
The Issue: Unemployment falls, but not because more people are working

The Issue: Unemployment falls, but not because more people are working

Riddle me this: When is a drop in the U.S. unemployment rate not good news?
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Obama plugs new programs for construction

Obama plugs new programs for construction

MIAMI, March 29 (UPI) -- President Obama returned to economic issues Friday, urging Congress to pass tax incentive and spending proposals to lure investment in U.S. infrastructure.

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Economy adds 157,000 jobs in January

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate rose 0.1 point to 7.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

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Markets poised to extend rally ... Economy adds 157,000 jobs in January ... U.S. manufacturing picks up steam ... Burger King cuts ties with U.K. supplier ... News from United Press International.

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Stocks idle Friday ... U.S. jobless rate steady at 7.8 percent ... Factory orders rose slightly in November ... Swiss bank to close after guilty plea ... News from United Press International.

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U.S. jobless rate steady at 7.8 percent

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. unemployment rate held steady in December at 7.8 percent, with 155,000 new non-farm jobs added, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
W.H.: Jobless rate up because more looking for work

W.H.: Jobless rate up because more looking for work

The U.S. unemployment figures have turned Orwellian with an uptick viewed as positive by the administration -- more people looking for work -- and a downtick viewed as negative by the opposition -- fewer people in the jobs market.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
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Assistant Treasury Secretary for Economic Policy Alan Krueger testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on creating jobs and growing the economy, in Washington on September 21, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Alan Bennett Krueger (born September 17, 1960) is an American economist, Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. On March 7, 2009, he was nominated by President Barack Obama to be United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for economic policy. In October 2010, he announced his resignation from the Treasury Department, to return to Princeton University. He is among the 50 highest ranked economists in the world according to IDEAS/RePEc. On August 29, 2011, he was nominated by Obama to be chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

Krueger grew up in Livingston, New Jersey, and graduated from Livingston High School in 1979.

Krueger developed and applied the method of natural experiments to study the effect of education on earnings, the minimum wage on employment, and other issues.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Alan Krueger."
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