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Restaurant workers go ‘missing’ again from Washington’s job recovery

Think you’ve had a frenetic holiday season? In December, Seattle restaurateur Joe Sundberg, co-owner of Manolin, Rupee Bar and Old Salt, ended up working nearly every night his restaurants were open. Not only has omicron decimated its existing staff, it’s still nearly impossible to find new workers with enough experience to fill in quickly. “It’s …

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Covid Lockdowns and Job Losses

Policy-making involves trade-offs. As the Covid-19 pandemic began in the United States in early 2020, governments chose to impose lockdowns and other restrictions in an effort to limit the spread of the disease. Most knew that “flattening the curve” would also flatten the economy. But while initial government responses to the pandemic were relatively uniform, …

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‘The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs’ clicks on the human connection

Steve Jobs was full of contradictions: he was a businessman and a freewheeling hippie, a visionary and a perfectionist. “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs,” which premiered in 2017 at Santa Fe Opera and won the Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording in 2019, seeks to connect these dichotomies in Jobs’ life, illuminating the underlying humanity. …

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NYPD Unable to Back Up Claims of Hundreds of Jobs Civilianized: Comptroller Audit Reveals

For five years, the NYPD told the City Council in quarterly reports that it had over time replaced hundreds of cops doing office duties with cheaper civilian employees. But when city auditors asked for data to back up the numbers, the department produced “three different sets of data, none of which were consistent with the …

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Rhode Island-Based Jobs Rose by 2,600 from November; December Unemployment Rate Decreases to 4.8 Percent

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8% in December, the Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. December’s rate was down three tenths of a percentage point from November’s rate of 5.1%. Last year, the rate was 7.9% in December. The US unemployment rate was 3.9% in December, down three tenths of a percentage …

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The Key to Understanding Jobs Market Trends is to Look At the Right Data

Text size Good data is the first step to making sense of today’s job market. The time of dreams About the authors: Skanda Amarnath is the executive director of Employment America, an organization that conducts research and advocacy for full employment. He previously worked at MKP Capital Management and the Federal Reserve Bank of New …

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