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White House Backs Off CEA Prediction Of "Average" Job Growth

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Publication Date: February 2004

Publisher(s): Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Isaac Shapiro; Lee Price; Jared Bernstein

Funder(s): Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Funder(s): Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Economics (Economic conditions)

Keywords: Unemployment rate; Job displacement; Job creation; Economic projections

Type: Report

Abstract:

This short analysis underscores several points concerning recent statements by White House press secretary Scott McClellan, Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, and Commerce Secretary Donald D. Evans, indicating the Administration is backing off the just-released jobs forecasts of its own Council of Economic Advisers.