June 21, 2021
Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama, Jason Furman joins EconoFact Chats this week to discuss the economy’s emergence from the COVID-19 recession.
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.