Can President Obama's plan for jobs kick-start the US economy?
Lesley Curwen talks to Frederic Mishkin, former member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
He argues that even a fairly extensive jobs programme, which would be difficult to get through Congress, would not have a huge impact on unemployment.
And Damian Fowler reports from Tent City, New Jersey, which welcomes victims of the Great Recession who have lost their jobs and homes.
Lawyer Jeffrey Wild of Lowenstein Sandler explains why he is trying to save Tent City from closure by the local authorities, and why he hopes President Obama will create infrastructure projects to employ more Americans.