Local Newspapers and Other Small Businesses Are Still Struggling. What Can Policymakers Do?

Many businesses overlooked or excluded from PPP funds, such as local newspapers, still need assistance to weather their pandemic-related shortfalls.

To Stay in the Labor Force, Older Workers Need to Know Their Rights When They Become Ill or Injured

Paid medical leave benefits could help newly ill and injured workers know their rights and stay in the workforce.

Local Budgets Are Desperate for College Football, but COVID-19 Is Blocking the Goal Line

If college football games are canceled or played without fans, the resulting loss of economic activity and the associated tax revenues for college towns will be devastating.

Four Lessons on Building 2Gen Partnerships in Schools

A supportive housing organization in Columbus has figured out how to involve its local elementary school in meaningful 2Gen interventions, and offers lessons for other communities looking to do the same.

GDP Declined at a Historic Rate in the Second Quarter, but the Shocks Aren’t Over

New shocks that are not already baked into last week’s report could mean more trouble ahead.

Major League Baseball Is Back. For Minor Leaguers Still at Home, It’s a Reminder of the Pandemic’s Disproportionate Economic Consequences.

Many players may have to leave the game they love to search for livable wages in an economy still experiencing record unemployment.

Strategies from Houston and Las Vegas Show How Local Leaders Can Support Immigrants during COVID-19

Excluding immigrant families from COVID-19 emergency supports risks not only their well-being but that of the entire community.

Racial Inequities Will Grow Unless We Consciously Work to Eliminate Them

To lessen and reverse the pandemic's effects on Black families' income and wealth, consciously consider the persistent effects of the country’s legacy of human trafficking, bondage, and disadvantage. 

Lessons from the Great Recession to Help Congress Get Americans Back to Work

Three lessons from the 2007-2009 Great Recession can help the workforce recover.

How Focusing on Competencies in Higher Education Can Support the Economic Recovery

Our current labor market places a high premium on postsecondary degrees, but degrees may not always signal job seekers’ competencies.