Stimulus saved 250,000 teaching jobs

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's economic stimulus measure has saved or created at least 250,000 jobs in education, an administration official said Monday.
Jobs, healthcare, pot part of online forum

Jobs, healthcare, pot part of online forum

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- If America scrimps on investments now, its long-term growth will be short-changed, U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday during a virtual town hall event.

White House seems cool to bonus tax

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- White House advisers displayed a cool reaction to the bonus pay tax that would target U.S. firms that reward employees with bailout-backed funds.

Job recovery will be slow, economists say

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Economists warned a recovery from the recession could take years, with U.S. unemployment expected to rise during Barack Obama's first term in office.

American Dream seems to be shrinking

RENO, Nev., June 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. median family income fell behind in each year from 2001 to 2007 even as the economy grew, economists said Monday.

Slow spending drags on U.S. economy

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Economists looking at consumer spending say the powerful economic indicator points to a slow recovery for the U.S. economy.

Dems point to economy, McCain advisers

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Democrats, pointing to the slumping U.S. economy, are focusing on two economic advisers attached to John McCain's GOP presidential bid, sources said.

GM-UAW deal reflects broad worker issues

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The landmark United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. labor contract speaks to similar job issues throughout the U.S. economy, economists said.

Higher productivity may not increase pay

MIAMI, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Worker productivity in the United States is up 33 percent in the past 10 years but the gains aren't showing up in paychecks, the Miami Herald reported.

U.S. inflation hit 3.4 percent in 2005

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Inflation in the United States hit a five-year high in 2005, largely the result of near-record energy prices. The Labor Department said overall U.S. inflation last year was 3.4 percent, its sharpest increase since 2000 and more than the increase in worker

U.S. workers earning less and less

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. economic expansion is not keeping up with inflation, at least not for the average worker.

Liberals say job growth lags economy

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Progressive interest groups are sounding an alarm about the lag between the U.S. economy's growth and the growth of jobs.

Most U.S. workers working longer hours

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A Harris Interactive survey found 67 percent of U.S. workers are working an additional five or more hours each week.

HealthBiz: Economy fuels uninsured numbers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- New U.S. Census Bureau numbers showing an increase in the uninsured point to the economy as the big factor.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Workers put in more hours just to keep up

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- U.S. families work more hours today to make ends meet, according to a joint report by the Economic Policy Institute and the New America Foundation, which is to
NATHALIE LAGERFELD, United Press International
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Jared Bernstein is an American economist currently serving as Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden in the Obama Administration. Bernstein is considered to represent a progressive, pro-labor perspective.

Bernstein graduated from the Manhattan School of Music with Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts where he studied double bass with Orin O'Brien. He earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from the Hunter School of Social Work, and from Columbia University he received a Masters Degree in Philosophy and Ph.D. in Social Welfare.

Bernstein's areas of interest include "federal, state and international economic policies, specifically the middle-class squeeze, income inequality and mobility, trends in employment and earnings, low-wage labor markets, poverty, and international comparisons." He is known as a critic of free trade agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He has taught at Howard University, Columbia University and New York University. In 1992, he was hired at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a think tank with ties to organized labor and a focus on issues affecting low- and middle-income workers. From 1995-1996, he served in the Department of Labor as Deputy Chief Economist. He then returned to the EPI, where he was senior economist and director of the Living Standards Program when selected by Biden.

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