Helping people understand how COVID-19 affects work and employment by sharing insights and help from ILR's workplace experts.
Pandemic, racial inequities underscore need for better labor market data
Former U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner Erica Groshen describes how existing and available sources could be mined to better understand labor market data to inform an improved economic future.
September 2020 Job Disruptions Update: Dimmer Prospects for a Speedy Rebound
In September, COVID-19 was still disrupting the jobs of over 12 million workers—about 7 percent of the pre-COVID-19 labor force. Prospects for a speedy recovery have dimmed as fewer jobless workers are on temporary layoff and more are permanently laid off and have left the workforce altogether.
Gig Worker Rights in New York State during the Covid-19 Crisis and Beyond
Sponsored by the Worker Institute's Lois Gray Innovation Initiative, this webinar will examine the issues that gig-economy workers have been facing prior to and during the COVID-19 crisis. The panel will assess the existing policy and organizing solutions to the challenges.
What’s the best indicator of COVID-19’s impact on jobs?
The national jobs report issued monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics includes numbers that help predict labor market behavior. ILR School Senior Extension Associate Erica Groshen, who served as bureau commissioner, explains why the report is a go-to standard for understanding employment in the United States.