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February 4, 2009 | By Emily Garr | Issue BriefIn this overwhelmingly negative economic climate, a growing share of workers age 55 and over appear to be delaying retirement, holding on to jobs, or trying to find work.
September 24, 2008 | By Emily Garr | Economic snapshotSince the economic downturn began in December 2007, the United States has lost over 600,000 jobs, and the national unemployment rate has risen to a five-year high of 6.1%.
July 9, 2008 | By Emily Garr | Economic snapshotSee Snapshots archive. Snapshot for July 9, 2008. As U.S. construction slows, remittances to families in Mexico decline by Emily Garr New data on remittance flows—the earnings migrant workers send home to their families—confirm that the rest of the world is far from immune to the weakening U.S.
May 7, 2008 | By Emily Garr | Economic snapshotSee Snapshots archive. Snapshot for May 7, 2008. Paid maternity leave still on the wishlist for many U.S. mothers by Heidi Shierholz and Emily Garr This Mother’s Day, we reflect on the critical but often overlooked issue of maternity leave.