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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A labor market perspective on Charlie Hebdo
February 23, 2015, Mamta Murthi
In the wake of the attack at Charlie Hebdo, Mamta Murthi explores the effects of unemployment on social unrest.
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Opinion | Project Syndicate
February 18, 2015, Kemal Derviş
Paper | Nomura Foundation’s Macro Economy Research Conference
February 9, 2015, Barry P. Bosworth
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February 6, 2015, Gary Burtless
February 5, 2015, Regis Barnichon
February 4, 2015
Blog Post | Fortune
February 3, 2015, Harry J. Holzer
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Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
The John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair
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