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.
A woman opens a glass door with a "Now Hiring" sign on it as she enters a Staples store in New York March 3, 2011. New U.S. claims for
unemployment benefits fell last week to their lowest level in
more than 2-1/2 years, signalling an acceleration in job
creation could be taking shape.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
Need a high school diploma to work full-time? Natives, yes. Immigrants, no.
May 12, 2015, Brad Hershbein and Elisa Jácome
Brad Hershbein and Elisa Jácome delve deeper into the numbers from their recent Hamilton Project report on employment trends by educational level, discussing employment rates for immigrant and native born men and women without high school diplomas.
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Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
The John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
William T. Dickens
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