By setting routines for myself, I was able to shield myself from chaos. Then the pandemic happened. I set out to get them back on track.
Was his economic story too good to check?
Pandemic disruptions seemed to pose the biggest obstacles, but West Coast fires were far more damaging.
The gain of 916,000 was the biggest since August, and unemployment fell to 6 percent. Barring a setback in fighting the virus, the outlook is bullish.
Yankee Stadium welcomed fans on Thursday, and some high-end hotels are opening their doors. But a widespread rebound from Covid-19 could take years.
A California study shows the extent of dependence on benefits over the last year and how many people have shuttled in and out of work.
Though the recession has been painful, policymakers cushioned the pandemic’s blow and opened the way to recovery.
Millions have left the labor force in the last year, many home with children or health concerns. The statistics may not reflect their aspirations.
Stimulus checks may be on their way, but those struggling to get by worry that the money will soon be gone. “Every morning I wake up thinking about where my help is going to come from,” one woman said.
Aviation workers will be protected from furloughs through September under the bill President Biden signed Thursday, but a full travel recovery could take years.
Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.
One of New York’s most famous immigrant neighborhoods has been battered by the pandemic and faces an uncertain recovery.
As part of the cutbacks, BuzzFeed closed HuffPost Canada and announced plans to decrease the size of its operations in Australia and Britain.
America must do right by the people who have risked their lives during the pandemic.
Lost jobs and lockdowns forced almost everyone to change their spending habits. How many of those changes will stick? We talked to five households about their pandemic budgeting.
Workers with college degrees and specialized training once felt relatively safe from automation. They aren’t.
The pandemic has forced sommeliers from jobs, pared wine lists and raised big questions about the viability of the business and the way it treats workers.
The economy is at a major inflection point, and the question is whether job creation will accelerate in the months ahead.
Grim forecasts held up for a few states, but many took in about as much tax revenue as before the pandemic — sometimes a lot more.
A year of pandemic restrictions has meant some friends are flush and others foundering.
Partners decided not to keep Kevin Sneader in the top job. Weeks earlier, McKinsey had reached a historic settlement agreement in the U.S. over its advice to drugmakers.
Last year saw more women, but fewer men, take their own lives in Japan. For women there, the pressures of Covid-19 have been compounded.
The official rate stood at 6.3 percent in January, but using an expanded metric, Fed and Treasury officials say it’s closer to 10 percent.
An updated forecast by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has alarming news for people with a high school diploma or less.
The pain for such enterprises been particularly acute in the state, leading some to back an effort to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom.
New York City is again allowing indoor dining at 25 percent capacity, but the policy is no panacea for the struggling restaurant industry.
“In one year,” Vice President Kamala Harris said, “the pandemic has put decades of the progress we have collectively made for women workers at risk.”
The school board also decided to ban the pepper-spraying of students and divert $25 million to programs for students of color.
Some workers in devastated industries in Britain are finding solace and using their old skills as coronavirus testers, contact-tracing callers and hospital housekeeping workers.
The Congressional Budget Office said raising the federal minimum wage to $15 would also increase the deficit, potentially helping the proposal’s prospects of being included in relief legislation.
Anna Netrebko sang a recital live from Vienna as the opera company and its unions remain in a standoff.
The organizing effort at the century-old tabloid comes roughly 25 years after its editorial union was effectively broken.
January employment numbers suggest a stalling of progress toward a full recovery.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike laid off workers to switch to labor-saving technology, in what might be a broader trend.
The total federal civilian work force is slightly larger than four years ago, as a few agencies grew even as others shrank. In some places, morale also took a hit.
Some economists say the Paycheck Protection Program has not proved as useful as other aid. The debate could sway the new administration’s plans.
As the Biden administration proposes additional pandemic relief, nonprofit workers see a country facing a growing crisis.
The layoffs include most of the executive team at Postmates, the food delivery app that Uber bought last year.
As the C.E.O. of Herman Miller, Andi Owen has had to navigate a polarized work force while thinking about the future of the offices her company makes furniture for.
Relentless unemployment claims show the pandemic’s grip on the labor market. Help from the recent stimulus bill may lapse before an upturn arrives.
Maybe everyone is actually judging your house on Zoom.
OnlyFans, a social media platform that allows people to sell explicit photos of themselves, has boomed during the pandemic. But competition on the site means many won’t earn much.
U.S. employment fell by 140,000 in December as virus cases surged. Leisure and hospitality businesses were hit hard, but some industries showed growth.
Among the reasons for optimism: the prospect of widespread vaccination, and a Congress more open to stimulus spending.
Employers remain cautious about hiring, one economist says, “but the resurgence of the virus is really the main culprit.”
Students and recent graduates struggle to get hired as the oil industry cuts tens of thousands of jobs, some of which may never come back.
The weekly report, which will be published Thursday morning, might show a drop in claims because of the Christmas holiday.
Job losses and the loss of insurance have typically gone hand in hand. This year, more Americans are staying covered.
A group of worker-owned businesses may present an alternative model to economies dominated by the interests of shareholders.
The industry employs millions of people, and the upheaval it experienced played out in the lives of many Americans.