Time has run out on the pandemic-era child care funding program. That presents a challenge to working parents and child care providers across the country.


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All #Demographics Stories

The Hinderance of Inadequate Child Care Services 

03 Oct 23
Time has run out on the pandemic-era child care funding program. That presents a challenge to working parents and child care providers across the country.
3 minutes

Immigration Can Plug the Gaps in the Labor Market

18 Aug 23
America’s history is rooted in an open immigration policy – and owes much of its economic success to it.
4 minutes

“Full-Employment Recessions”: First Japan, Now Germany 

27 Jul 23
Japan's dismal demographic outlook has caused an interesting phenomenon: low unemployment paired with negative GDP growth. These "full employment recessions" are becoming more common in Europe.
4 minutes

Net Migration Surges, But Germany is Still Missing Skilled Workers

06 Jul 23
The German economy has benefited from a surge in immigration, but a skill mismatch is emerging.
5 minutes

Canada’s Path to Growth: Immigration Is the Way 

27 Jun 23
Canada’s liberal immigration policies are a success story. The country’s population recently reached 40 million, surpassing that of California.
4 minutes

Ukrainian Refugees Boost Poland’s Barren Workforce  

23 Jun 23
A massive inflow of Ukrainian refugees has boosted Poland’s labor supply and is contributing to its economy outperforming the rest of Europe.
5 minutes

UK Migration has Picked Up After Brexit 

20 Jun 23
Despite Brexit, the U.K. will remain a popular immigration destination, but the housing market will be a constraint moving forward. 
5 minutes

Demography is Destiny

16 Mar 23
The post-pandemic labor market has been extremely tight with many vacancies left unfilled.
5 minutes

The United Kingdom Is Missing Workers

23 Feb 23
Economic growth in the United Kingdom depends on the strength of the labor force. But Brexit, demographic declines, and long-term health issues threaten that strength.
4 minutes

Women Are Fueling The Labor Force Recovery. Can It Last?

16 Feb 23
At the onset of the pandemic, females in the workforce suffered. From February to April 2020, prime-age labor force participation among women plummeted 3.5 percentage points, from 77% to 73.5%.
3 minutes

Wage Growth Favors Low-Wage Workers 

19 Jan 23
In the past two years, wage growth has been dramatic for low-wage workers, reducing inequality. Can this trend continue into 2023? 
2 minutes

Are Workers Returning? Depends on Their Age

18 Oct 22
Labor force participation still lags behind its pre-pandemic level, but some age groups are faring better than others.
3 minutes

Parents are Suffering from Weak Recovery in Child Care Jobs

19 Jul 22
Employment in child day care services has yet to recover from the COVID-19 shock. Parents of young children are suffering – but recruiters can help.
2 minutes

Party Like It’s 1998

23 Jun 22
The bottom 25% of earners are gaining wages at the highest rate since 1998. Gains made by first quartile earners are outpacing those of higher quartiles by at least a full percent. 
2 minutes

The Looming Economic Challenge Most People Aren’t Aware Of

11 May 22
How does economic growth happen? It’s a hard question to answer but economists have tried for centuries. Perhaps the most famous model came from MIT economist Robert Solow in 1956. The Solow growth model specifies three factors that fuel growth: productivity, capital, and labor. 
2 minutes

The Not So Great Resignation

12 Apr 22
Quits rates are at an all time high, reaching 3.0% in November of 2021. Interpreting this trend has two camps: a cultural shift where people have a lower willingness to work, or a cyclic pattern exhibited during times of quick economic recovery.
1 minute read

Omicron Isn’t Holding Back a Red-Hot Labor Market

04 Feb 22
The U.S. economy added a shocking 467,000 net new jobs in January 2022, far above expectations, despite the surge of Omicron cases that saw 15 million people get COVID last month.
4 minute read

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