Labor

The decade since the end of the Great Recession in 2009 was one of historic economic growth in the United States. Over that period, the U.S. economy added about 20 million jobs and the unemployment...
The current economic downturn has ushered in an employment crisis of historic proportions. The U.S. unemployment rate jumped from its lowest level in over half a century to a high not seen since the...
Rising tuition and student loan debt have recently caused some to call into question the value of a college degree. According to a recent survey from education nonprofit The Hechinger Report, 36% of...
Approximately 1.4 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits the week of June 13, marking the 13th straight week jobless claims have exceeded 1 million. While the number of new claims has...
The latest weekly jobless claims figures were released on June 11. In the week ending June 6, yet another 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits as the unprecedented period of massive...
The latest weekly jobless claims figures were released on June 4, and the unprecedented period of massive layoffs resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak continues. For the week ending May 23, 1.6...
The latest weekly jobless claims figures were released on May 28. For the week ending May 23, just under 2 million Americans filed to receive unemployment benefits. While this marks the first week in...
The latest weekly jobless claims figures were released on May 21. Once again, over 2 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance, marking the ninth straight week at least 2 million Americans...
The novel coronavirus has infected nearly 1.4 million people and claimed more than 84,000 lives in the United States alone. The scope of the public health crisis posed by COVID-19 is matched perhaps...
Initial jobless claims hit 2.8 million last week, bringing the total number of unemployment claims since mid-March to well above above 30 million. The U.S. Department of Labor will release on May 8...
Weekly jobless claims climbed by 3.5 million, bringing the total number of unemployment claims since mid-March to nearly 28 million. The latest round of layoffs suggests the unemployment rate could...
7.5 million small businesses are at risk of closing permanently in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent survey. Small businesses employ nearly half of the U.S. workforce and...
The continuing economic slowdown in the United States has resulted in another weekly surge of jobless claims, with more than 4 million Americans filing for unemployment last week. Since mid-March,...
Five million Americans filed for unemployment last week, bringing the total number of new jobless claims in the last month to over 20 million.  The latest round of layoffs is the continuation of a...
The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping across the United States, closing businesses, idling workers, and forcing people to shelter in place. Another 6.6 million people filed for jobless claims in the...