Heidi Shierholz: President Biden inherits a weak labor market due to inadequate COVID-19 response

This morning, the Department of Labor (DOL) released some of the last unemployment insurance (UI) claims data of the Trump era. That means this release helps us understand the economy President Biden just inherited. Here’s what it shows. Another 1.3 million people applied for UI benefits last week, including 900,000 people who applied for regular […]