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.
Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach - Protestors left some barbed wire in front of the euro sign landmark outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) before the ECB's monthly news conference in Frankfurt, September 4, 2014.
Revamping Europe’s Tattered Social Contract
September 18, 2014, Kemal Derviş
Kemal Derviş argues that the eurozone now is facing not only a financial crisis, but a stagnation crisis and is need of a new social contract that reflects the realities of twenty-first-century demographics and global markets.
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September 15, 2014, Mayyada Abu Jaber
September 5, 2014, Jonathan Wright
September 5, 2014, Gary Burtless
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September 5, 2014, Benjamin H. Harris, Brad Hershbein and Melissa S. Kearney
September 3, 2014, Regis Barnichon
September 3, 2014, Regis Barnichon and Christopher J. Nekarda
August 26, 2014, Gemma Ahaibwe and Swaibu Mbowa
August 21, 2014, Boaz Munga and Eldah Onsomu
August 15, 2014, Morné Oosthuizen and Aalia Cassim
Opinion | Project Syndicate
August 12, 2014, Kemal Derviş
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