Unemployment Rate

Unequal Employment Impacts of COVID-19

By , , , , , and ·June 1, 2020
Indiana University, Ohio State University and University of Georgia

The Issue:

The employment losses in the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic already dwarf employment declines for the totality of the last two recessions and almost no group has been spared. However, there are large disparities in recent unemployment across different demographic groups. The largest employment

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Are Economic Statistics Fake News?

By ·April 2, 2017
Wellesley College

The Issue:

Is the unemployment rate published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics a good gauge of the state of the labor market?  The credibility of economic data produced by government statistical agencies increasingly has been called into question.  Before becoming president, Donald Trump repeatedly criticized ...
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