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    The Right Road on Regulation

    Regulation is like the weather. Everyone likes to complain, but nobody does anything about it. That’s not true, however, of the House of Representatives, which today passed a fistful of reforms. The package is hardly the stuff of revolution, and few of the proposals will make their way on to … More

    Chart of the Week: Household Income Soars In Energy-Producing States

    North Dakota’s energy boom helped the state surpass California and Alaska to become the No. 2 oil-producing state in America. But oil isn’t the only thing that’s booming. Household income rose faster in North Dakota than any other state between 2005 and 2010. Only the District of Columbia — home … More

    Chart of the Week: Slow Job Growth Means a Slow Economic Recovery

    President Obama will deliver his third State of the Union address on Tuesday night. According to a preview video released this weekend, the speech will outline Obama’s vision for improving the economy and creating jobs. With an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent, there’s much work to be done. But after … More

    Voters in Iowa, New Hampshire Say Federal Budget Deficit Is No. 1 Issue

    New polling data reveals that voters in Iowa and New Hampshire overwhelmingly believe the federal budget deficit is the most important economic issue facing the United States today. Despite the nation’s persistent high unemployment rate, voters in the two early-voting states chose the deficit by wide margins. The CNN/Time/ORC poll … More

    North Dakota's Job Creation Formula

    When it comes to creating jobs, North Dakota has found the right formula. The state has the largest percentage increase in employment over the past year and was the fastest of all 50 to recover from the recession. The reason is simple: energy production. “North Dakota has been the poster … More

    Washington in a Flash: Unemployment at 9.1%, Employers Add 117,000 Jobs

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that employers added 117,000 jobs in July, up from June’s dismal 18,000 but still below the number needed to keep pace with population growth. The unemployment rate also fell 0.1 percent to 9.1 percent. Get complete analysis from Heritage’s Rea Hederman and … More

    Chart of the Week: Tax Burden Is Rising to Highest Level in History

    President Obama will meet with congressional leaders tomorrow to resume talks on the debt limit. The rare Sunday meeting between top Republicans and Democrats could signal the start of “hard bargaining” after Thursday’s debt talks left the parties far apart. While Democrats want tax increases on the table in debt negotiations, Republicans … More

    Long-term Unemployment Still Too High

    The stock market reacted favorably this morning when it was announced that the number of people on payrolls fell by 36,000 in February, better than the 50,000 loss expected by economists. The unemployment rate held steady at 9.7%, also slightly better than expected. Another indicator that may have received less … More

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    Heritage expert Alison Fraser on jobs

    Jobs Down 247,000 -- Mission Accomplished?

    In a discussion about the economy and the stimulus package President Obama signed into law earlier in the year, Vice President Joe Biden last Sunday said, “Jobs are being created that would not have been there before. Can I claim credit that all that’s due to the recovery package? No. … More