Labor

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating economic consequences in the United States. The economy lost 140,000 jobs in December, and while the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7%, it remains...
The makeup of the U.S. labor force is constantly changing. As recently as 30 years ago, occupations such as application software developers and solar panel installers were in their infancy. Now,...
Throughout 2020, Americans gained a new appreciation for many previously overlooked laborers, as those delivering food, stocking shelves, and working cash registers were deemed essential workers amid...
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the length of the workweek in the United States, with many workers forced to move to part time or otherwise change hours as a result of largely remote...
Over 147 million people in America are holding a job. While most jobs are quite conventional, some are definitely less so. Whether it is a professional smeller or a rattlesnake farmer, each state is...
While some of the jobs lost in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic have since returned, it appears the job market is in decline again. More than 850,000 Americans filed for initial jobless...
Since COVID-19 was declared a national emergency, the American job market has struggled. The November 2020 unemployment rate of 6.7% was nearly double the November rate of just 3.5%. While job losses...
After HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 is the deadliest pandemic the world has faced in over a century. And in the United States, the virus has ushered in an economic crisis of a scale not seen since the Great...
The makeup of the U.S. labor force is constantly changing. As recently as 30 years ago, occupations such as application software developers and solar panel installers were in their infancy. Now,...
As the economic fallout triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, feelings of job security are often illusory.  While few could have anticipated the scale of our current jobs crisis,...
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, record-breaking numbers of Americans have filed for jobless claims on a weekly basis. Today, even after many businesses have reopened, millions of Americans...
Over 147 million people in America are holding a job. While most jobs are quite conventional, some are definitely less so. Whether it is a professional smeller or a rattlesnake farmer, each state is...
Since COVID-19 was declared a national emergency, the American job market has struggled. The August 2020 unemployment rate of 8.4% was more than double the August 2019 rate of just 3.7%. While job...
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an unemployment crisis on a scale not seen in modern U.S. history. Nearly every week since mid-March, initial jobless claims in the U.S. have topped 1 million —...
The makeup of the U.S. labor force is constantly changing. As recently as 30 years ago, occupations such as application software developers and solar panel installers were in their infancy. Now,...