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Prof. David Weiman comments on job growth numbers

In an article about the fiscal cliff and the most recent monthly jobs report, economics professor David Weiman is quoted. An excerpt:

"That's the part of it that is not good news," said David Weiman, an economist at Barnard College in New York City. "Overall I say we got the growth in employment numbers, and that's important, but on the other hand you can't discount the fact that we still don't have robust enough growth that's bringing people from the unemployment rolls into employment and is also taking those folks that are sitting on the sidelines.""

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Prof. Weiman is the Alena Wels Hirschorn ‘58 Professor of Economics. He specializes in 19th and 20th century U.S. economic history and the political economy of contemporary U.S. criminal justice policy. His research in economic history focuses on the evolution of banking-payments and telecommunications networks.