An economic adviser to President Obama suggested today that the U.S. might need a second stimulus package, Bloomberg reports.

In a speech in Singaore today, Laura Tyson, a member of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board and the head of the Council of Economic Advisers under Bill ClintonBill ClintonTrump seeks to stop lawsuit from ‘Apprentice’ contestant Trump asks why Clintons' ties to Russia aren't under investigation Playing hot potato and musical chairs with healthcare MORE, said the $787 billion stimulus was "a bit too small," and while it will help, "the real economy is a sicker patient."

Tyson seemed to echo Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate about to enter 'nuclear option' death spiral Biden: I regret not being president Biden: 'McCain is right: Need select committee' for Russia MORE's recent remarks that the administraiton had "misread" how bad the economy was.

"The economy is worse than we forecast on which the stimulus program was based," said Tyson. "We probably have already 2.5 million more job losses than anticipated."

Tyson emphasized that she was not speaking for the administration. Obama, Biden and other officials have called it premature to consider a second stimulus.