Jobs and Recovery: What does the data say?

The recent economic turmoil resulting from COVID-19 has given increased attention to what national and state data are telling us about the pandemic’s impact on workers, businesses, and government budgets.

Michael Horrigan, president of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, recently answered questions about how to understand the data in these turbulent times, and what it means for economic recovery.

Before joining Upjohn in 2019, Horrigan had a long career at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most recently as associate commissioner in the Office of Unemployment and Unemployment Statistics, where he oversaw the publication of the national civilian unemployment rate and the monthly nonfarm payroll jobs numbers.

Read the full interview here.


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