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  • About the Author: Elizabeth Crofoot

    Elizabeth Crofoot is a Senior Economist at The Conference Board, where she researches labor market trends, authors the quarterly Global Consumer Confidence report, and leads the International Labor Co…

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27 Apr. 2020 | Comments (0)
From appliance repair to amusement parks, which goods and services will see the biggest drop in business?
Some of the catastrophic economic and labor market statistics from recent weeks are actually not that important. The bigger question is what happens w…

15 Apr. 2020 | Comments (0)
If staying home comes to stay: the rise of telework and the decline of city centers
Pandemic-related restrictions mean a large share of American workers are now working entirely from home, many for the first time.…

25 Feb. 2020 | Comments (0)
Improvement in labor force participation of minority groups
Labor shortages are becoming one of the main barriers for sustaining a healthy US economy, especially in industries that hire many blue-collar and man…

04 Dec. 2019 | Comments (0)
Employers of blue-collar workers are much more affected by labor shortages
It is not news that the US labor market is very tight. That is, with the unemployment rate near historic lows, employers are facing significant recrui…

14 Jun. 2019 | Comments (0)
Here Are the 4 Must-Know Trends in Gig Hiring
Rising labor costs and a dwindling number of available workers have compelled companies to seek new options such as gig hiring when it comes to recrui…

28 May. 2019 | Comments (0)
Participate in our 2019 Labor Shortages Solutions Survey
There are many anecdotes in the media today of employers across a range of industries wanting to hire more people, but not being able to find them: tr…