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Author:Rodgers, William M. 

Mental Health during the Pandemic

Unemployment rates, public health policy and the severity of COVID-19 cases help explain patterns of anxiety among different groups during the pandemic.
Economic Equity Insights

The Enduring Regional Economic Challenges Associated with the Pandemic

Families in the Eighth District states are already struggling because of the pandemic. Until COVID-19 is reined in, the economic effects will likely endure.
On the Economy

Inflation, Softer Jobs Market Challenge Vulnerable Workers

Persistent inflation and slower job growth may further challenge vulnerable groups, particularly LMI families and out-of-school young Black and Latino adults.
On the Economy

Journal Article
Initial Reflections from the Institute for Economic Equity Director’s First Listening Tour

The St. Louis Fed’s Institute for Economic Equity hears stakeholder concerns about labor, child care and housing during director’s listening tour.
Bridges , Volume 2022 (3)

Labor Day Reflections on the COVID-19 Recovery

The Institute for Economic Equity’s inaugural director reflects on how U.S. workers and their families are faring today compared with last Labor Day.
On the Economy

Vulnerable Workers and the State of the U.S. Labor Market

U.S. employment has remained strong since last Labor Day amid high inflation. If the labor market weakens, how would that affect vulnerable workers?
On the Economy

Journal Article
The weak jobs recovery: whatever happened to \\"the great American jobs machine\\"?

Authors Freeman and Rodgers find that the current recovery, which started in 2001, has been the worst in recent history in terms of job creation. They determine that the slow employment growth of the recovery is not attributable to the poor performance of a particular sector, nor is it concentrated in certain geographic areas. ; The authors conclude that the weak jobs recovery represents a major shift in the link between the labor market and the economy over the business cycle. They also find that the slow job growth has disproportionate effects on groups especially sensitive to business ...
Economic Policy Review , Issue Aug , Pages 3-18

Setting the Stage for Economic Equity in 2022

COVID-19 reshaped the U.S. economy. What are some ways to improve the economic security and resiliency of vulnerable workers this year?
On the Economy

Understanding the Cases for Economic Equity

Four cases that examine the importance of economic equity suggest that greater equity could strengthen the entire economy.
On the Economy

Reducing Racial Employment Gaps for Young Adults without College Education

A robust jobs recovery and a strong economy have yet to significantly narrow racial gaps in employment among noncollege-educated young adults.
On the Economy



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