Employment and Unemployment


An individual's education, age, and health status may present barriers or opportunities to employability, just as a region's economy, tax base, and number of immigrants and emigrants may affect job availability. RAND research examines the impact of a range of policies and forces—personal, regional, and global—on employment and unemployment.

  • People wait in line for the Nassau County Mega Job Fair at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, October 7, 2014, photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters


    American Worker Blog Series

    Aug 22, 2016

    The American Worker series explores critical topics that affect America's workforce, including changing workforce demographics, international trade, and inequality in the labor market.

  • An Army depot machinist fabricates a piece of equipment, photo by Clester Burdell/U.S. Army


    Essential Skills Veterans Gain During Professional Military Training

    Jan 6, 2016

    A concise reference card that identifies many of the skills that transitioning service members and veterans have learned in professional military training programs serves as a resource for leaders and hiring managers.

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