Research Highlights

Pandemic restrictions and shutdowns don't have lasting effect on jobs, new research finds

February 15, 2021 · Research Highlight
Restrictions reduce employment while they're in place but deaths from the virus have a lasting drag on employment.

Well-targeted job creation policies can improve employment rates in distressed communities

February 1, 2021 · Research Highlight
Research finds local employment rates increase three times as much if jobs are targeted at more-distressed local labor markets.

Seasonal workers don’t make up for lost hours by taking other jobs

December 21, 2020 · Research Highlight
New research finds that seasonal workers and others in their household don’t make up for the lost earnings during their off-season by finding other work.

Study finds up to 7.7 million lost jobs with employer-sponsored health insurance during COVID pandemic in U.S.

October 7, 2020 · Research Highlight
Nearly 7 million dependents affected; disproportionate effects on manufacturing sector, women and workers 35-54

CARES Act provided a lifeline to low-wage workers and the economy

September 9, 2020 · Research Highlight
Pandemic benefits gave the lowest quarter of earners a weekly pay boost of 20 percent or more, paper finds.

Addressing unemployment and poverty: A Labor Day message from Upjohn Institute President Michael Horrigan

September 4, 2020 · Research Highlight
Michael Horrigan: Getting America back to work with the dignity that every American worker deserves on this and every Labor Day.

Parents' unemployment can hurt children's lifelong earnings

August 26, 2020 · Research Highlight
Children whose parents lose jobs before a major educational decision are less likely to finish college.

Preston S. "Pete" Parish: 1919-2020

July 7, 2020 · Research Highlight