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News May 11, 2023

NBC News: Covid transformed the U.S. labor market, and it isn’t done yet

“‘Spending is back, demand for labor is back, but we have a smaller labor force,’ said Wendy Edelberg, director of the Hamilton Project and a senior fellow at …
News April 12, 2023

Wall Street Journal: Crosscurrents hide a rapidly cooling labor market

“Second, the U.S. population is 1.4 million people smaller and the labor force 900,000 smaller than would have been expected in 2019 because of deaths from Cov…
News April 10, 2023

CNN: The Fed could easily drive Black unemployment much higher than the overall jobless rate

“Still, a robust labor market isn’t a permanent solution to bridging employment disparities, even if the Fed does keep rates lower, says Wendy Edelberg, direct…
News March 3, 2023

Marketplace: What the monthly jobs report can — and can’t — tell us about the labor market

“’The employment report gives us information from two totally different points of view. We have information in the employment report from what we call establis…
News February 11, 2023

The New Yorker: Does the president have control over inflation?

“Wendy Edelberg, the director of the Hamilton Project and a senior fellow in economics at the Brookings Institution, agreed. ‘It’s true, the American Rescue Pl…
News February 10, 2023

Marketplace: March jobs report shows more signs of cooling labor market

“In a labor market with lots of job openings and not a lot of job seekers, employers have to raise pay. That’s great for individual workers, but not always gre…
News October 27, 2022

Democrats aren’t saying much about reducing poverty and unemployment. Why?

“Studies by the Census Bureau and by poverty expert Robert Greenstein have found that inclusive and targeted programs have both been important in reducing hard…
July 13, 2021

Removing Policy Obstacles to Competitive Labor Markets

Ryan Nunn
In a new blog, Ryan Nunn outlines reforms to occupational licensing and non-compete contracts that would boost labor market competition and benefit workers.
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