Neil Irwin

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  • Mar 14, 2024
    A surge in immigration last year helps explain the economy's striking resilience — and if sustained, could allow the job market to keep booming without stoking...
  • Mar 6, 2024
    When January inflation numbers came in hot last month, one big reason was a spike in "owner's equivalent rent" (OER), the concept the Bureau of Labor Statistics uses to account for...
  • Mar 5, 2024
    Generative artificial intelligence could create more rapid change in the workplace and the economy than previous waves of tech advances.
  • Feb 6, 2024
    The Fed's strategy over the last two years has been to push interest rates upward to the point that they are restrictive, slowing down economic activity. But robust growth...
  • Feb 1, 2024
    The United States economy grew faster than any other large advanced economy last year — by a wide margin — and is on track to do so again in 2024.