April Jobs Numbers: AEI expert on what to expect

"The volatility in the labor market over the previous few months suggests that the economy is still not gaining enough steam to jumpstart a recovery. Given the disappointing March numbers, it is unlikely that this month's report will show a huge improvement. It is likely that the economy will add 120,000-140,000 jobs--small numbers that suggest protracted periods of sluggish growth still lie ahead of us." Aparna Mathur, AEI

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) economist Aparna Mathur, author of a recent popular piece on tracking the unreported unemployment rate, is one of the AEI economists available to comment on tomorrow's jobs numbers. Mathur has worked as a consultant to the World Bank and can be reached at amathur@aei.org.

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About the Author

 

Aparna
Mathur
  • Aparna Mathur is an economist who writes about taxes and wages. She has been a consultant to the World Bank and has taught economics at the University of Maryland. Her work ranges from research on carbon taxes and the impact of state health insurance mandates on small firms to labor market outcomes. Her research on corporate taxation includes the widely discussed coauthored 2006 "Wages and Taxes" paper, which explored the link between corporate taxes and manufacturing wages.
  • Phone: 202-828-6026
    Email: amathur@aei.org
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    Name: Hao Fu
    Phone: 202-862-5214
    Email: hao.fu@aei.org

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