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More states are ending jobless benefit, but will workers return?

“When there’s a quick ramping up of the (economy), there’s a quick demand for workers and that means the people who pay more are going to get those workers ... just as when there’s a labor surplus they’re able to pay less and still get a competent workforce,’’ says...

Chronic jobless find work in a tight market

The drop in long-term unemployment, if it continues, would be a welcome development for the recovery from the coronavirus recession. Workers who experience long bouts of unemployment often have a tougher time getting hired because their skills may erode and they face...

Federal Unemployment Aid Is Now a Political Lightning Rod

Of the more than 4 million people whose jobless benefits are going to be cut off in the next few weeks, Bre Starr will be among the first. That is because Starr — a 34-year-old pizza delivery driver who has been out of work for more than a year — lives in Iowa, where...

‘Help Wanted’ — four strategies to fix America’s jobs crisis

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office projected record-breaking growth in 2021, but it is premature to celebrate this rosy macroeconomic projection because the rest of their report contained the alarming prediction that the U.S. labor market will not...

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...

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