Economy & Labor

Covering Jobs and Organized Labor

By Adam DeRose Following multi-sector labor strikes, national protests for better wages and working conditions, the

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What to Know About the Growing Gap between U.S. Workers Affected by COVID-19

In October 2019, when the Federal Reserve Board conducted its seventh annual Survey of Household Economics

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Reporting Lessons From May’s Job Numbers

Early in June 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs numbers for May.

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Will Companies on Your Beat Sink or Swim in the Coming Months?

The stock market is up! Oh, sorry, down! Ah, wait, up after all! Trying to follow

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More on Localizing Coronavirus Scams

With millions of Americans out of work and anxieties running high, the National Consumers League warns

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Staying Focused While Working From Home

Working from home can be distracting even when we’re not in the midst of a pandemic,

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Covering Local Hiring Trends

The U.S. economy lost over 20 million jobs in April, reports the Labor Department. While millions

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Add Context to COVID-19 Coverage of Nonprofits

Demand spikes at food pantries. Revenue declines at hospitals. Layoffs hit universities and symphonies. Reporters have

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Freelancing? Here’s How to Keep Your Income Steady During the Pandemic

Your freelance career was buzzing along and COVID-19 happened. Suddenly some work from regular clients dried

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Localizing State Unemployment Benefit Claims

The CARES Act extends unemployment benefits to self-employed workers for the first time, but many states

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