Employment

Workforce development and job service entities experienced the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with almost all reporting disruptions in 2021. Here's what survey data tells us.
Individual in yellow sweater doing taxes
Many Americans with no or low income can benefit from expert tax-filing assistance, and in some cases, get thousands of dollars in tax refunds. 
Cafe worker, like those at risk of going over the benefits cliff, assists a customer
Landing a better-paying job is the dream of many Americans. But what happens when a higher salary makes it harder to pay the bills?
Mom gives daughter a math lesson, caregiving at home
The pandemic highlighted the important role of caregivers in the economy, but it also heightened their struggles.
Diverse toddlers play at child care
Lack of affordable, high-quality child care prevents many individuals from going back to work after the COVID-19 pandemic—and from entering the job market altogether. In Delaware, first-hand insights from parents, employers, and small business owners inform solutions to easing child care challenges in the state.
Goodwill TulsaWorks
From job training and industry-recognized skills certificates to job placement services and financial literacy education, get to know one program helping low- and moderate-income residents of Oklahoma and southwest Missouri enter the workforce.
Native American Labor Dashboard
How are Native Americans faring in the labor market? The new Native American Labor Market Dashboard lets you track statistics are not readily available anywhere else.
Diverse group of employees taking notes
Imagine that racial and gender gaps no longer exist in the labor market. Would economic benefits extend beyond people no longer facing disparities?
Explore Your Options
The Occupational Mobility Explorer tool helps you identify transferable job skills and explore career opportunities in your community.
Opportunity Occupations Revisited
Get insights about opportunity occupations, jobs that pay a good wage without requiring a four-year college degree, in 121 metro areas.