Why is the US economy growing so slowly?

With the unemployment rate hovering around 9% for the first time since 2009, US business leaders are beginning to think about how they might raise productivity and growth.

But are they right?

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What does it mean for US growth?

In the wake of the financial crisis, a number of economists, economists and policymakers have been calling for an expansion of the economy.

As it turns out, the number of jobs added since 2007 is far higher than the number actually needed to meet the demand of an economy that has shrunk by roughly a quarter of a million people in the past 12 months.

What we are seeing is a real acceleration in the rate of increase in the unemployment number.

What is the difference between the rate at which people are looking for work and the rate we are experiencing?

And what is the reason behind this slowdown?

To answer these questions, we need to understand what unemployment is, what it means for growth, and how it is affected by inflation.

The unemployment rate is the number, or number of unemployed people, that is available to the economy in the most recent month.

If the economy is doing well, it is generally expected that the unemployment percentage will be high, meaning that it is at or above the number needed to keep the economy running smoothly.

When the economy looks poor, as it often does during a recession, it will typically see unemployment rise.

The average unemployment rate over the past decade has been around 9.7%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The rate for September was 8.3%, but for September 2015, it was 8%.

In fact, the unemployment numbers tend to be a little bit better than the official unemployment rate, which is a very crude measure of the total number of people who are out of work because they are not looking for a job.

According to the BLS, for September, the official rate was 8%, but the unemployment figure for the month was 9.3%.

The official unemployment number is calculated by dividing the number who are officially unemployed by the number working.

For example, if an estimated 11.5% of the labor force is out of a job, then the official number of out of job workers is 11.7%.

So, the actual unemployment rate for the last 12 months is 9.8%, which is slightly above the official figure of 9.5%.

The real unemployment rate does not tell us exactly what is happening to the labor market.

The unemployment rate measures the total jobless population.

When we look at the jobless rate, we are looking at those who are not actively looking for jobs, or those who have given up looking.

In the past, when the unemployment figures were better, economists would often say that the official jobs number was lower than the unemployment rates.

For instance, in 2007, the Federal Reserve said that the number unemployment was 9% but the official jobless figure was 9%.

In the following year, the rate dropped to 8%, and it stayed low until the end of 2015, when it started to climb.

Now, economists like James Heckman of the University of Michigan say that there is a different reason behind the change in the official employment figure, and it is the economy itself.

The labor market is in the midst of a recovery, and there is evidence that a lot of people are finding jobs.

For those who lost their jobs, the job market has improved, but they are still working for low wages.

In the past year, for instance, the jobs report showed that a whopping 16.5 million Americans had jobs.

The job market is growing.

But people who lost jobs are still trying to find new ones.

So, what happens when the economy shrinks?

If the official numbers are lower than what the economy needs to maintain growth, the economy may not be growing at all.

The official unemployment numbers can show the joblessness rate but also the unemployment, because the unemployed count as part of the population.

If you are unemployed, you are counted as unemployed.

That means you are not counted in the labor pool, and you are also not counted as part the population because you are either still working or not looking.

This makes it hard to know what the true unemployment rate really is.

So, what is actually happening is that the job economy is growing but people who have not found a job are not getting jobs.

This is why the unemployment is so important, because it tells us about the labor situation, the real economy, and the labor demand.

The US economy has been growing in recent years, but the job markets are not as strong as we thought.

It is the job growth that has made a difference, and that is not just the growth in the private sector.

For many, this growth is what has driven up the unemployment.

The growth in employment has also made a big difference in the job demand.

Many employers are now looking for workers, and they are willing to pay more to keep people employed.

This has led to a significant increase in hiring,