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Daily Archives: May 3, 2013

Recent government statistics reflect employment rate still below 2008 level

Mark Gongloff, “The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday said that employers added 165,000 jobs to non-farm payrolls in April, following healthy gains of 470,000 in February and March. Employers have added about 6.1 million jobs since the job market bottomed in February 2010. But we are still about 2.7 million jobs shy of peak employment, set back in January 2008, making this the slowest job-market recovery since World War II. And we are about 4 million jobs shy of where we should be, given the historical relationship between unemployment benefits and the number of unemployed people — as you can see in the chart. The blue line is the level of jobless claims. The red line is the number of people unemployed. The red line is much higher than it should be.”

Speech by Speech by Governor Tarullo on evaluating progress in regulatory reforms to promote financial stability

Governor Daniel K. Tarullo At the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C., May 3, 2013. Evaluating Progress in Regulatory Reforms to Promote Financial Stability “Despite this considerable progress, we have not yet adequately addressed all the vulnerabilities that developed in our financial system in the decades preceding the crisis. Most importantly, relatively little has… Continue Reading

CRS – U.S. Household Savings for Retirement in 2010

U.S. Household Savings for Retirement in 2010, John J. Topoleski, Analyst in Income Security, April 30, 2013 “Whether households have sufficient savings from which to ensure adequate income throughout retirement is a concern of households and, therefore, policymakers. The retirement income landscape has been changing over the past few decades. Although most households are eligible… Continue Reading

Reporters Without Borders – New Report: 39 Predators of Freedom of Information

“Reporters Without Borders is today, World Press Freedom Day, releasing an updated list of 39 Predators of Freedom of Information – presidents, politicians, religious leaders, militias and criminal organizations that censor, imprison, kidnap, torture and kill journalists and other news providers. Powerful, dangerous and violent, these predators consider themselves above the law. “These predators of… Continue Reading

CRS – Counting Regulations: An Overview of Rulemaking

Counting Regulations: An Overview of Rulemaking, Types of Federal Regulations, and Pages in the Federal Register. Maeve P. Carey, Analyst in Government Organization and Management. May 1, 2013 Federal rulemaking is an important mechanism through which the federal government implements policy. Federal agencies issue regulations pursuant to statutory authority granted by Congress. Therefore, Congress may… Continue Reading

Dining Out with Food Allergies

“Enjoying restaurant meals with friends and family doesn’t have to be off limits just because you have a food allergy. With the right planning and preparation, eating out can still be an enjoyable part of your life. Here are some tips for dining out safely, whether at a local restaurant or while traveling. Before You… Continue Reading