FAU College of Business Experts Available to Discuss May Unemployment Numbers

Jun 4, 2020

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Rebel Cole, Ph.D.William Luther, Ph.D.

Professors in Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business are available to discuss U.S. unemployment figures that are scheduled to be released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, June 5.


The U.S. unemployment rate jumped to 14.7 percent in April in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the highest level since the Great Depression, and analysts fear it could be years before the economy fully recovers.


If you are a journalist covering this important story about employment and the economy of Florida and America  – let our experts help.

  • Rebel Cole, Ph.D., a Lynn Eminent Scholar Chaired Professor of Finance, has expertise in financial institutions, commercial banking and small business finance. He spent 10 years working in the Federal Reserve System. Cole has been interviewed by numerous national media outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal and The Palm Beach Post.


  • William LutherPh.D., an assistant professor in FAU’s Economics Department, has expertise in economic growth, monetary policies, business cycles and cryptocurrencies. He has authored more than two dozen articles. Luther’s research has obtained media interest across the nation, including recent coverage by Politico and Florida Trend

Both Professor Cole and Luther are available to speak with media – simply click on either expert’s icon to arrange an interview today.

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Rebel Cole, Ph.D.

Rebel Cole, Ph.D.

Lynn Eminent Scholar Endowed Professor of Finance

Rebel Cole, Ph.D., is a former fed staff economist and an expert in financial institutions, real estate, and small-businesses.

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William Luther, Ph.D.

William Luther, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

William Luther, Ph.D., is an expert in monetary economics and macroeconomics.

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