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The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-October 2019 Jobs Release Article
A man walks along a street in Lawrence, Massachusetts, which has struggled to find its economic base since the decline of manufacturing, August 2019. (Getty/Spencer Platt)

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-October 2019 Jobs Release

Policymakers and economists must consider the gaps across regions, job sectors, races and ethnicities, and age groups when assessing the health of the economy.

Cuong Nguyen, Galen Hendricks, Michael Madowitz

The United States Is Not Ready for a Recession, But It Can Be Report
Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on August 23, 2019 in New York. - Wall Street stocks tanked Friday after President Donald Trump vowed a tough response to new Chinese tariffs, escalating the trade war between the world's top two economies amid rising fears of recession. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 600 points, or 2.4 percent, to 25,628.90, registering its fourth straight weekly loss. (Photo by Don Emmert / AFP)        (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images) (Getty/Don Emmert)

The United States Is Not Ready for a Recession, But It Can Be

The U.S. government can and should strengthen automatic stabilizers to mitigate the next recession’s worst effects when they come.

Olugbenga Ajilore

Darrick Hamilton: The Blueprint for a Better Society Podcast
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Darrick Hamilton: The Blueprint for a Better Society

This week, Daniella and Ed speak with Darrick Hamilton, executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, to discuss the U.S. economy, inequality, and reparations.

Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Kyle Epstein, 1 More Chris Ford

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-March 2019 Jobs Release Article
Career fair attendees meet with prospective employers about job opportunities in Northglenn, Colorado, April 2017. (Getty/Joe Amon/The Denver Post)

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-March 2019 Jobs Release

Policymakers and economists need to consider populations that face high labor market barriers when evaluating the health of the labor market.

Galen Hendricks, Daniella Zessoules, Michael Madowitz

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-December 2018 Jobs Release Article
Construction workers clean a rotary drilling auger at a building site in New York City, July 2018. (Getty/Robert Nickelsberg)

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-December 2018 Jobs Release

When considering the economic priorities of the new year, it is essential that analysts and policymakers take into account a variety of indicators instead of overstating the health of the economy.

Daniella Zessoules, Michael Madowitz

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-November 2018 Jobs Release Article
Light reflects off a gold-plated seal inside the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington, D.C. (Getty/Brooks Kraft)

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-November 2018 Jobs Release

The Federal Reserve should calibrate policy toward maximizing the health of an economy that is still recovering for many people.

Daniella Zessoules, Galen Hendricks, Michael Madowitz

The State of the Labor Market for Latinas: Pre-October Jobs Day Release Article
Job seekers fill out registration forms before entering a career fair in San Francisco, June 2015. (Getty/Justin Sullivan)

The State of the Labor Market for Latinas: Pre-October Jobs Day Release

Evaluations of the health of the labor market should center the challenges of Latinas and other populations that face high labor market barriers.

Daniella Zessoules, Galen Hendricks, Michael Madowitz

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2018 Jobs Release Article
Teachers and supporters strike outside their high school in Pueblo, Colorado, May 2018. (Getty/RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post)

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2018 Jobs Release

On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Employment Situation Summary for the month of August. Here’s how teachers are faring.

Galen Hendricks, Daniella Zessoules, Michael Madowitz

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-April 2018 Jobs Release Article
A woman shops for fresh fruit, September 2017. (Getty/Robert Nickelsberg)

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-April 2018 Jobs Release

On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Employment Situation Summary for the month of April. Here are some labor market indicators to watch.

Galen Hendricks, Michael Madowitz

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-March 2018 Jobs Release Article
Job seekers attend a career fair for unemployed people with disabilities in Manchester, Connecticut, May 2011. (Getty/Christopher Capozziello)

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-March 2018 Jobs Release

Despite recent gains, disabled workers are still much more likely to struggle economically than their nondisabled counterparts, and keeping interest rates low may help them.

Annie McGrew, Leonard Scott IV, Michael Madowitz

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2018 Jobs Release Article
The sun rises behind the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., March 6, 2018. (Getty/Mark Wilson)

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2018 Jobs Release

On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Employment Situation Summary for the month of February. Here are some labor market indicators to watch.

Galen Hendricks, Michael Madowitz

10 Years Later: The Financial Crisis State by State Article
The New York Stock Exchange stands in lower Manhattan, February 2017. (Getty/Spencer Platt)

10 Years Later: The Financial Crisis State by State

States were devastated by the financial crisis, and Congress should not plant the seeds of the next one through deregulation.

Joe Valenti

Corporate Tax Cuts Don’t Create Jobs—Just Ask Carrier Workers Video

Corporate Tax Cuts Don’t Create Jobs—Just Ask Carrier Workers

We went to Indiana to ask a Carrier worker—who has seen his company slash jobs despite receiving a $7 million tax break on top of $57 billion in profits in 2016—whether corporate tax cuts help American workers.

Andrew Satter, Jeremy Slevin

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2017 Jobs Release Article
President Donald Trump holds a rally near a coal barge in Cincinnati in June 2017. (AP/John Minchillo)

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2017 Jobs Release

On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Employment Situation Summary for the month of August. Here are some labor market indicators to watch.

Gregg Gelzinis, Michael Madowitz

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-July 2017 Jobs Release Article
A construction worker is seen installing roofing beams on an industrial park complex in Springfield, Illinois, May 16, 2012. (AP/Seth Perlman)

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-July 2017 Jobs Release

On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Employment Situation Summary for the month of June. Here are some labor market indicators to watch.

Gregg Gelzinis, Michael Madowitz

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-May 2017 Jobs Release Article
Teavana barista Riaunna Durham prepares matcha tea at the new Teavana Fine Teas and Tea Bar in Beverly Hills, California, March 4, 2015. (AP/Damian Dovarganes)

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-May 2017 Jobs Release

On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Employment Situation Summary for the month of April. Here are some labor market indicators to watch.

Michael Madowitz, Annie McGrew, Gregg Gelzinis

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