Unemployment due to voluntary quits is still extraordinarily low.
The bill by Senators Ron Wyden and Michael Bennet would also add extra benefits in times of national economic crises.
The strong productivity growth from last year seems to be continuing.
The pandemic has broadly expanded the number of women facing child care crises.
Older workers have been hit hardest by ongoing joblessness.
The $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposes $400 unemployment checks which Sen. Joe Manchin wants to cut down to $300.
Perhaps this pandemic’s devastation will promote a debate on the failures of our ragged social safety net.
There is an undeniable need for further government aid just to ensure that tens of millions of families can get by.
The unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent, but job growth is still weak.
The pain from the recession is heavily concentrated among the long-term unemployed.