September 03, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)
Second quarter 2009 productivity growth revised
Productivity (Output per hour)
These data featured in the TED article, Second quarter 2009 productivity growth revised.
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.