While the uptick in the unemployment rate in January may seem like bad news, the reason it rose actually shows the labor market returning to normal.
Three pandemic-related unemployment benefit programs expire on Labor Day, putting millions of mostly low-income families in financial jeopardy.
Nearly half of formerly incarcerated Americans remain jobless for at least a year. But there are some creative solutions to this problem.
The $600 federal jobless benefit may be generous, but that doesn’t mean is isn’t what workers and the US economy need.
Collaboration is better than competition when it comes to making markets do what we want in an economic crisis.
Now that Canadian youth can work part-time without becoming ineligible for government assistance, many will be incentivized to work in jobs in increased demand during the COVID-19 shutdown.
The difficulty governments have had in meeting the needs of Canadian workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis has exposed holes in our social safety net and the inadequacy of existing labour laws.
Mass unemployment will make it a lot harder for tens of millions of Americans already struggling to pay for housing to keep their roof over their heads.
Students who get admitted to Connecticut’s career and technical education high schools are more likely to graduate and earn significantly more than peers who barely missed the cut.
Arming young people with financial capabilities does improve their employment prospects, but how exactly is still not clear. One possibility is that financial literacy boosts their confidence
Research shows that unrest, even terrorism, can erupt in poor countries with a surplus of young people and not enough jobs. Can Niger, a once-peaceful sub-Saharan African nation, handle its baby boom?
The rise of superstar companies that dominate their industries may be partly to blame for the lack of wage growth in the US in recent years. It could also suggest a solution.
The unemployment rate is now at its lowest level in 17 years and is very close to a 50-year low. Does that mean we’re at full employment?
Many athletes struggle with joblessness, depression or a lack of purpose as they enter retirement.
New technologies are developing with exponential velocity, breadth and depth. Their systemic impact is likely to be profound.
There’s been a lot of research on whether being unemployed hurts your ability to get a new job. But what about if you’re working part-time or below your skill level?
Many couples ignore the warning signs that one of them might be about to lose their job.
Some suggest half of current jobs will be lost to automation over the next decade or two. But it’s far too early to pit man versus machine.
Politicians all too often use monthly jobs numbers to infer that the other mob is doing a bad job or that they are doing a great job at managing the economy. But that’s a flawed use of the data.
Labour’s Jim Murphy and the Conservatives’ Ruth Davidson clashed over targets for sanctioning people on benefits. Who was right?