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August 2020

Geographic impact of COVID-19 in BLS surveys by industry

Michael Dalton

The local spread of coronavirus-19 has disproportionally affected employment across industries.

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Book Reviews

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Closing the gender data gap to create equality

Richard Hernandez

This book emphasizes the need for gendered data and examines how the current gender data gap hurts women.

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Beyond BLS

Working women and the early COVID-19 shutdowns

Douglas Himes

How have job losses caused by COVID-19 affected working women?

The consistency of economic recoveries over the 1949–2019 period

Jonathan Yoe

This study shows that the unemployment rate declines in a predictable way following recessions.

Advanced degree pay premium

Richard Hernandez

Will an advance degree increase earnings?

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