Changing Unemployment and the Post-Pandemic Workforce

RAND Remote Briefing

A woman wearing a mask and gloves holds a sign that says she lost her job due to COVID-19, photo by tataks/Getty Images

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Thursday, April 29, 2021


10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET


A link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the event.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been the biggest stress test of the Unemployment Insurance system since it was created in 1935. The unprecedented labor market collapse overwhelmed state unemployment insurance systems, and emergency federal intervention has been key to stabilizing the economy.

In this RAND Remote conversation, Kathryn Edwards will discuss ways the pandemic is changing how we treat unemployment. She'll describe options for workforce recovery, including drawing women workers back into the labor force. She will also share ways that RAND can help rethink and retool institutions for the future.

Kathryn Edwards

Kathryn A. Edwards

Economist, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

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