Articles by Heidi Shierholz
The decline in the labor force participation rate has kept the unemployment rate lower than it otherwise would have been.
Unemployment in the aftermath of the Great Recession is not a structural problem, it's a demand problem.
The growth in temporary help jobs is to be expected of any economic recovery.
When the housing bubble burst, the drop in demand was far more widespread than just home builders.
There is little opportunity for workers to pursue better jobs.
Congress should renew the current program of extended unemployment benefits.
There has been a dramatic drop in demand for workers with even the highest levels of education.
Current job growth just slightly lags that following the recession of 1990 and is actually faster than the recovery following the recession of 2001.