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.
July 2, 2015, Harry J. Holzer
July 2, 2015, Jonathan Wright
U.S. Economic Performance
2013, Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube
1995, George L. Perry and William C. Brainard, eds.
1993, Clifford Winston and Martin N. Baily, eds.
1993, Robert W. Crandall
1992, George L. Perry and William C. Brainard, eds.
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Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
The John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Harry J. Holzer
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