First of a two-part series about the central role of financing the Unemployment Insurance system
Sixteen researchers received awards totaling $80,000 to carry out policy-relevant research on labor market issues.
The share of the earnings power of all new hires held by part-time workers is near a record low.
Because of the Midwest's faster growth in the wage index, the region’s recent hires are predicted to have higher earnings as well.
Kalamazoo Promise statistics for 2020: Enrollment down for community colleges, up for 4-year colleges
Updated usage and success measures for the Kalamazoo Promise have been posted at upjohn.org
Younger workers’ share of the aggregate earnings power of all newly hired workers is dropping
The deadline to apply for the awards is January 22, 2021.
Upjohn Institute New Hires Quality Index crests new record high, but few in non-metropolitan areas share in the recovery
While the pandemic recession has disproportionately hurt workers of color, the New Hires Quality Index shows the hiring picture may not be as bleak as commonly thought.
This year's winner is Claire Montialoux. Honorable mentions are Jonas Cederlöf and John Grigsby.
Tim Bartik proposes block grant to help distressed communities recover from recession and create jobs
These areas already lacked sufficient jobs before the COVID-19 recession and could fall farther behind without help.
Each Labor Day, Index creator Brad Hershbein examines trends in actual, reported wages of newly hired workers and compares these with the New Hires Quality Index.
Watch video of Upjohn Institute Senior Economist Christopher O'Leary on the C-SPAN morning program Washington Journal.
Aid to state and local governments is a key sticking point in ongoing Congressional negotiations over a new pandemic economic relief deal. Those governments are best positioned to boost jobs in economically distressed areas, according to a new policy paper from Upjohn Institute Senior Economist Timothy Bartik, but the Pandemic Recession has hit state and local budgets hard.