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Slower GDP Growth in Brings Year-round Rate to 2.5 Percent

A weak trade performance and a sharp reversal in military spending held GDP growth to 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter. This brought the full year growth (Q4 to Q4) to 2.5 percent, only slightly above the growth rate of the prior three years.

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Unemployment Edges Down to 5.6 Percent

252,000 jobs were created in December, reflecting an economy now adding jobs at a healthy pace. However, last month's wage gains were almost entirely reversed, indicating that the labor market will have to get considerably tighter before we see substantial wage growth. More in this month's Jobs Byte.

The Consequences of Increased Population Growth for Climate Change

This new CEPR paper examines the impact of population growth on global climate change. Economist David Rosnick employs the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM) to estimate the effects of population growth on the global average temperature by 2100.

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CEPR in the News

Greek Economy May Recover Faster than We Think
The Independent, January 26, 2015

Membership Rate Falls for U.S. Unions in 2014
The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2015

Removing the Social Security Tax Cap Would Benefit Most Workers
The Real News, January 20, 2015

Can Capitalists Save Capitalism?
The New York Times, January 20, 2015

Major Insurance Company Announces Large Raises For Lowest-Paid Employees
ThinkProgress, January 14, 2015

The Mortgage Mistake
The New Yorker, January 12, 2015

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