Bank of Canada Gov. Tiff Macklem speaks during a news conference at the Bank of Canada on Sept. 10, 2020 in Ottawa.
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While those on the left, right and middle worry about the federal deficit, the real world that we live in is in trouble. The fiscal prudes are fretting about the wrong issues.
Unless we get unemployment down quickly young Australians will wear the scars of the recession for a decade.
Unemployed airline workers call for an extension of federal benefits.
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Slow, unreliable labor force data have consequences for out-of-work Americans and the economy.
More than half of the 1.3 million people who lost their jobs or were stood down on zero hours at the start of the pandemic had started some form of work by July, according to figures released by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
Black markets thrive online and flourish during pandemics and other crises.
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The global pandemic has fueled illicit online sales of COVID-19 commodities, some of which are dangerous or illegal. Researchers are assessing the size and reach of this underground market.
Men chew khat leaves in Nairobi’s Mathare slum.
Diaries of young Kenyans in Nairobi reveal lives of joblessness and endless searching for money, all punctuated by substance use.
A Black Lives Matter protester outside the Federal Reserve Bank in New York.
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The economic status of Black Americans hasn't changed since the Fed was handed its mandate in 1977. Could targeting Black unemployment, encouraging credit and reporting discrepancies narrow the gap?
Tipped workers may struggle to make minimum wage, especially in the wake of the pandemic.
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Tipped workers have been struggling since before COVID-19, and the pandemic isn't making it better.
Some places are still hiring.
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There are a variety of ways job seekers could use artificial intelligence to give them an edge in a very tough environment.
The $600 federal jobless benefit expired on July 31.
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The $600 federal jobless benefit may be generous, but that doesn't mean is isn't what workers and the US economy need.
Young people’s prospects are worse than those of workers aged over 35, and worse than those of young people prior to 2008.
Mental health issues resulting from COVID-19 and efforts to contain it are the fourth wave of the pandemic.
The pandemic's mental health toll is not distributed equally. Its impact is disproportionately felt by racialized groups, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities and those experiencing poverty.
A sign language interpreter signs as Secretary of State John Kerry testifies in 2013.
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The 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act offers a chance to celebrate the greater inclusion of disabled Americans in mainstream society, but much work remains to be done.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced massive budget deficits of $85.8 billion for the just-finished 2019-2020 financial year and $184.5 billion projected for 2020-2021.
British jobs policy is broken. Here's an alternative.
Read all about it: Virus kills off dying industry.
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COVID-19 has accelerated the decline in local and national journalism. Is it time to find a new funding model, or for the government to intervene?
We protect the savings of non-resident people in Australia but we leave them without any benefits if they lose their job here.
Russian soldiers march during a Victory Day parade. The country makes guns and armoury as its main beneficiation output.
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South Africa would benefit greatly from the rich beneficiation experience of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
The taxi industry carries 75% of commuters daily, yet, unlike bus and train operators, does not benefit from government subsidies.
Australia has tried it before, in the 1990s. The proportion of participants eventually getting unsubsidised jobs was low.