June 21, 2021
The former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers discusses post-pandemic jobs, wages, inflation and whether politicians listen to economists.
Policies and trends around employment impact over 160 million working Americans and their families. Our posts discuss a range of topics including: demographic trends in labor force participation; unemployment; the impact of immigration; minimum wage laws; discrimination; how trade policy affects U.S. jobs; the rise of automation; and employment-focused education and skills programs, among others.
October 21, 2020
Layoffs increase the risk of divorce for married workers. Unemployment insurance can mitigate some of the increased risk, especially for men without children.
October 1, 2020
The combination of job losses that were markedly worse for low-earning workers and the expansion of unemployment benefits made the CARES Act very progressive.
August 27, 2020
The Covid-19 recession has led to a sharp decline in women’s employment contrasting with previous recessions that saw a larger rise in unemployment for men.