The difference paid medical leave made for one family
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Today, we learn what paid medical leave meant for one family’s financial and mental well-being. Plus, how omicron could distort the jobs report, and what the prices of raw goods tell us about inflation.
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics' "reference week," used to calculate employment, included Jan. 12 — when omicron was at its worst.
The cost of commodities has gone way up, and spendy raw materials suggest more inflation in 2022.
Running a microbusiness in a pandemic economy is tough. Businesses that rely on human interaction have to be creative to survive.
U.S. federal law requires companies to give workers 12 weeks off a year for family medical situations — unpaid. Whether or not workers get paid leave depends on what state they live in.
Remote work allowed young professional Nataliea Abramowitz to sample life in eight states over about eight months.