Unemployment held steady at a relatively low 5.3%
Despite the solid growth percentage, government data shows that the nation's workforce is growing at a weaker pace
"The economy has made further progress"
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The Fed kept the engine from stalling. Getting it to speed again will be harder
The 56-year-old chairman of the Fed is TIME's 2009 Person of the YearPhotographs by Dan Winters for TIME
A glimpse into the rarified rooms in Washington where the Fed Chairman oversees the U.S. financial system Photographs by Dan Winters for TIME
The story of the year was a weak economy that could have been much, much weaker. How the mild-mannered man who runs the Federal Reserve prevented an economic...