Labor

So many Americans have been quitting their jobs this year that the term “Great Resignation” has been coined to describe this unprecedented exodus from the workplace. One reason for this may be...
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our perceptions of work and home. Because of lockdowns and other restrictions, tens of millions of people have been working at home for the last 16 months. Their...
College graduates tend to earn much higher wages than workers with no more than a high school diploma. The median wage for workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher was over $74,000 in the first...
The COVID-19 pandemic set off an economic crisis that pushed the unemployment rate to levels that rivaled the highs of the Great Depression. Fortunately, the recovery has been relatively rapid, and...
The American economy is slowly recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The unemployment rate has been decreasing, dropping to 5.8% in May from 6.1% in April. During the pandemic, despite severe job...
By several key indicators, economic conditions worsened in the United States in 2020. Unemployment climbed from an annual average of 3.7% to 8.1%, GDP fell by 3.5%, and businesses across the country...
Each of the 50 states has its own unique identity. While abstract and often difficult to pinpoint, these identities have been shaped over decades and centuries and are often defined, at least in...
Nursing is  one of the most demanding professions in America. Nurses are often required to work long shifts (spending much of the time on their feet), provide round-the-clock care, and interact with...
U.S. employers added over half a million jobs in May of 2021. The unemployment rate declined from 6.1% the month before to 5.8%, the lowest rate since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Yet this growth was...
The statutory rights and protections of workers in the United States have evolved considerably over the country’s history. From child labor restrictions to a federally mandated minimum wage, many...