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January 19, 2015

Slaughter & Rees Report - A Handout for a Hand Up

To the pleasant surprise of nearly all business and policy leaders, the U.S. labor market continues to strengthen. Ten days ago the latest Employment Situation report revealed that in December America’s unemployment rate had fallen to just 5.6 percent—in the upper end of the range of most estimates of what constitutes “full employment” in the country. Total U.S. payroll employment rose by 2.95 million in 2014, the most since 1999.  Read more.

Meet the Authors

Matt Slaughter is the Signal Companies' Professor at the Tuck School of Business, the faculty director of Tuck's Center for Global Business and Government, and the associate dean for faculty. He is also currently a Research Associate at the NBER; an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers; a member of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy; and from 2005-2007, he served as a Member on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President.

Matthew Rees is the founder of Geonomica, a consulting firm that has worked with clients across a number of industries, and a senior fellow at Tuck’s Center for Global Business and Government. He is the founder of FT Newsmine, a weekly brief of financial market facts and figures produced in collaboration with the Financial Times, as well The Geonomica Brief, an independent publication with a similar focus. A former journalist, Rees has written for The Wall Street Journal and The Economist. He also has extensive government experience, serving as a speechwriter for President George W. Bush; former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice; and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick.