Nearly two job seekers for every job: What it's like to look for work now

Nov 10, 2020
The unemployment rate is down, and more people are returning to the labor force. But finding a job isn't easy.
A woman closes up a liquor store in Seattle in July. Job searchers are having a hard time finding work during the pandemic.
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Why having a job makes it more likely you have health insurance

Nov 6, 2020
Historically, it's been all about building employee loyalty and tax breaks for businesses.
A student gets a COVID-19 test at a pop-up testing site in New York City in October.
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The job market is still in recovery, but it's also still losing momentum

Nov 6, 2020
The decline in unemployment has slowed since an early rebound from the first wave of COVID-19 shutdowns.
The manufacturing and construction sectors have done pretty well throughout the pandemic, but But, jobs in travel, hotels and restaurants are still way down.
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Despite the pandemic, some jobs in health care have declined

Oct 8, 2020
And with the rise in the use of telemedicine, some job losses, specifically in administrative services, may be permanent.
Doctors and nurses confer in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland.
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The Economy Reimagined, Part 2: Jobs, Education and Poverty

The case for a job guarantee, the future of the labor movement, working in the gig economy and more.
Pictured: Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) hold a rally on Feb. 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Which jobs are coming back first? Which may never return?

Jun 17, 2020
A snapshot of who's hiring now, plus a warning about employment predictions in an unknown COVID-19 recovery.
Job postings in the beauty and wellness category rebounded at the job-listing behemoth Indeed.
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Did PPP loans spur the jobs recovery?

Jun 5, 2020
Businesses that received CARES Act loans had to rehire workers to have those loans forgiven. But what happens next for America's job market?
President Trump during the Paycheck Protection Program signing ceremony.
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What to watch for in Thursday's weekly unemployment claims numbers

Mar 24, 2020
"If we're believing some of the forecasts coming out from a lot of the banks, we might see numbers in the millions," said Tara Sinclair of George Washington University.
Workers lining up for jobs circa 1950.
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While many face unemployment, Amazon ramps up hiring during COVID-19

Mar 17, 2020
Some companies are hiring people to go to work, so that others can avoid going out as much as possible.
Amazon says it will pay workers at least $17 an hour to work during the pandemic.
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