State of New York: Governor Hochul Announces Launch of New Online Dashboards to Expand Access to Unemployment Data

State of New York: Governor Hochul Announces Launch of New Online Dashboards to Expand Access to Unemployment Data. “The Local Area Unemployment Statistics dashboard, a joint effort between New York State and the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides monthly and annual employment, unemployment, labor force, and unemployment rate data for New York State, labor market regions, metropolitan areas, counties, workforce investment regions, and municipalities of at least 25,000 people. The Unemployment Insurance dashboard contains weekly data on benefits paid, beneficiaries, and initial claims sorted by region, industry, and program.”

International Labour Organization: New ILO database highlights labour market challenges of persons with disabilities

International Labour Organization: New ILO database highlights labour market challenges of persons with disabilities . “There are an estimated 1 billion persons with disabilities around the world, or 15 per cent of the global population. Most of them are of working age. New labour market indicators are now available on ILOSTAT that reveal the many challenges faced by persons with disabilities compared with persons without when it comes to the world of work.”

KSDK: St. Louis woman born without arms creates site to help people with disabilities find jobs

KSDK: St. Louis woman born without arms creates site to help people with disabilities find jobs. “Looking for a job is tough for anyone, but there are additional unique challenges that exist for job seekers who have disabilities. One woman who was born without arms is helping job candidates with disabilities connect with employers using a cutting-edge platform she created. Letisha Wexstten is the founder and CEO of V15Able (pronounced ‘visible’).”

Meta’s A.I. exodus: Top talent quits as the lab tries to keep pace with rivals (CNBC)

CNBC: Meta’s A.I. exodus: Top talent quits as the lab tries to keep pace with rivals. “At least four prominent members of Meta AI have departed in recent months, according to people familiar with the matter and LinkedIn analysis. Between them, the scientists have published dozens of academic papers in world-renowned journals and made multiple breakthroughs that Meta has used to enhance Facebook and Instagram.”

State of New York: Governor Hochul Announces Launch of New Online Wage and Employment Tools as Part of Continued Commitment to Transparency

State of New York: Governor Hochul Announces Launch of New Online Wage and Employment Tools as Part of Continued Commitment to Transparency. “Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of two new interactive online resources designed to improve transparency and enhance access to employment statistics and occupational wage information. The Current Employment Statistics dashboard provides monthly estimates of non-farm employment, hours, and earnings by industry for New York State, metropolitan areas, and counties outside of metropolitan areas. The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics dashboard provides estimates of employment and wages for nearly 800 job titles across New York State.”

Brookings Institution: How governments should make use of real-time data from online job portals

Brookings Institution: How governments should make use of real-time data from online job portals. “Governments need to support workers to remain competitive and shift toward proactive policies that enhance employment possibilities for unemployed and vulnerable workers. In support of this vision, many public employment agencies are faced with the challenge of developing new approaches, including designing the content and delivery of effective reskilling programs. Here are three reasons why governments should make use of real-time information from online job vacancy portals to support this task.”

Florida Politics: COVID-19 pandemic is still keeping women in Florida from the workforce

Florida Politics: COVID-19 pandemic is still keeping women in Florida from the workforce. “According to a report from the Hamilton Project, before the pandemic, women were having a historic moment in labor. Between December 2019 and February 2020, there were more women in the workforce than men, and women had overtaken men in the workforce during a period of job growth for the first time.”

CBS 17: Raleigh restaurants impacted by worker shortages, again, due to COVID-19, some as much as 50 percent

CBS 17: Raleigh restaurants impacted by worker shortages, again, due to COVID-19, some as much as 50 percent. “Long wait times, customer notices and workers calling out sick because of COVID-19 exposure. ‘Normally, we would see about 500-600 guests on a Saturday morning,’ Abby Dearlove said, the manager of Tupelo Honey Cafe. But not on this New Year’s Day.”

Just Released: A New Tool for Tracking Regional Employment Trends (Liberty Street Economics)

Liberty Street Economics: Just Released: A New Tool for Tracking Regional Employment Trends. “Today we are launching a Regional Employment web interactive that gives users a convenient place to measure and analyze employment trends in the Federal Reserve’s Second District…. The new interactive illustrates employment trends for more than twenty geographies in the region, including states and metropolitan areas, from the year 2000 to the latest available month.” From the Federal Reserve Bank of New York: “The New York Fed oversees the Second Federal Reserve District, which includes New York state, the 12 northern counties of New Jersey, Fairfield County in Connecticut, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Though it serves a geographically small area compared with those of other Federal Reserve Banks, the New York Fed is the largest Reserve Bank in terms of assets and volume of activity.” .

Route Fifty: Three Myths of the Great Resignation

Route Fifty: Three Myths of the Great Resignation. “Let’s start with what’s true. More Americans left their job in April this year than in any other month on record, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ analysis of what it calls ‘quits.’ Even more people quit in July, setting a new record. We broke that new record again in August. And then again in September. This is what people refer to as the ‘Great Resignation,’ and it is, as I’ve written, getting greater by the month.”

Washington Post: Long covid is destroying careers, leaving economic distress in its wake

Washington Post: Long covid is destroying careers, leaving economic distress in its wake. “Across America, many of the nearly 50 million people infected with the coronavirus continue to suffer from some persistent symptoms, with a smaller subset experiencing such unbearable fatigue and other maladies that they can’t work, forcing them to drop out of the workforce, abandon careers and rack up huge debts. Hard data is not available and estimates vary widely, but based on published studies and their own experience treating patients, several medical specialists said 750,000 to 1.3 million patients likely remain so sick for extended periods that they can’t return to the workforce full time.”

Ars Technica: The movement to hold AI accountable gains more steam

Ars Technica: The movement to hold AI accountable gains more steam. “New York’s City Council last month adopted a law requiring audits of algorithms used by employers in hiring or promotion. The law, the first of its kind in the nation, requires employers to bring in outsiders to assess whether an algorithm exhibits bias based on sex, race, or ethnicity. Employers also must tell job applicants who live in New York when artificial intelligence plays a role in deciding who gets hired or promoted.”

Make Tech Easier: 12 of the Best Job Search Sites for Remote Work

Make Tech Easier: 12 of the Best Job Search Sites for Remote Work. “As commuting to work is minimized, employees are able to better utilize their time to be more productive or take care of their personal errands they might have otherwise needed to do during work hours. Remote work has shown itself to be a big win for everyone involved. Read on to discover some of the best sites to search for remote work.” Some of these resources are more about freelancing than full-timing, but it’s still a solid list.