Media Coverage

What Can Be Learned From Differing Rates of Suicide Among Groups

U.S. suicide rates vary widely across racial and ethnic groups in ways that can upend expectations. The explanations may suggest avenues for prevention. Suicide in America has been rising for two decades, with rates for white Americans consistently well above those for Asian-Americans, Black Americans and Hispanics. …factors may help protect Black Americans from suicide, despite conditions […]

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Over Half of People Want to Keep Working From Home Despite Feeling Less Connected to Coworkers

The transition to remote work has also affected certain populations differently: Younger workers reported feeling less motivated when working remotely compared to their older counterparts, while parents with children younger than 18 years reported having more disruptions throughout their day. “In general, having children at home both stresses out the workers and their productivity. The […]

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Pandemic Slows Economic Recovery

David Cruz talks with Economist & Rutgers Univ. Prof. Bill Rodgers about the latest jobs numbers & impact of a potential federal stimulus.Our panel of journalists- Colleen O’Dea from NJ Spotlight News, NJ 101.5’s Michael Symons & Katherine Landergan from Politico look at the latest headlines impacting the Garden State- federal stimulus, remote learning, cannabis, […]

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In November, men dropped out of the workforce at higher rates than women

About 347,000 men left the workforce in November, compared to about 10,000 women. That’s in stark contrast to September, when 865,000 women left the labor force — four times the number of men that month.  The drop-off is somewhat striking because aside from March and April of this year, when the majority of the pandemic-related job losses […]

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What We Can Expect From the Economy and Labor Market in 2021

John Petrides, portfolio manager at Tocqueville Asset Management, and William M. Rodgers III, professor and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, join Cheddar to discuss economic health, vaccine optimism, and the labor market. Cheddar.com, November 30, 2021

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