Unemployment involves hardship for those who are seeking but cannot find work and can be signal of a national economic recession. While unemployment numbers have improved as the economy slowly recovers from the recession, many are still out of work. Brookings experts examine what unemployment numbers mean for the state of the economy, and discuss the role the government should play in helping the unemployed get back to work.
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Eswar Prasad, Karim Foda, and Arnav Sahu argue that the worst of the global economic crisis is over, but prospects for a durable and sustained recovery hinge on whether national governments demonstrate their commitment to substantive structural reforms.
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April 4, 2014, Fred Dews
April 2, 2014, Fred Dews
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March 28, 2014, Carol Graham and Milena Nikolova
March 27, 2014, Elisabeth Jacobs
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