The labor market showed signs of cooling in April after three quarters of subdued economic growth. Non-farm payrolls added 160,000 jobs and the unemployment rate held steady at 5.0 percent while labor force participation slipped from 63 percent to 62.8 percent, the...Continue Reading
The U.S. economy grew by just 0.5 percent in Q1 after expanding by 1.4% in the final quarter of 2015, marking the third consecutive year with disappointing first quarter growth. A sharp decline in business investment and negative net exports nearly offset modest gains in consumer spending and...Continue Reading
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Momentum for America
In 2016, Business Roundtable will focus its efforts on greater job expansion and economic growth – national priorities that are inextricably linked. Informing our plan is our collective business experience as CEOs of America’s leading companies, experience that tells us what it takes to build momentum for the United States in in 2016 and beyond.