• About the Author: Brian Schaitkin

    Brian Schaitkin is a Senior Economist in U.S. Economic Outlook & Labor Markets at The Conference Board. He is part of a team working to expand The Conference Board’s previous work on labor s…

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27 Jun. 2017 | Comments (0)
We can turbocharge our technology industry with immigration reform
Today, “tech week” begins at the White House. The five-day confab will reportedly see the likes of technology experts and big-name CEOs like Microsoft…

15 Jun. 2017 | Comments (0)
A Revolution Confined to Uber? Independent Contractor Growth Slowed In 2015 Outside of Transportation
Non-employer business data still represent one of the best tools available for assessing national, state, and industry trends in independent work. In …

12 May. 2017 | Comments (0)
Our unemployment rate is great, so why aren't wages rising faster?
Five years ago, an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent — which the latest jobs report shows — would have been unthinkable. The impact of the …

10 Mar. 2017 | Comments (0)
This Lost Generation May Finally Buy Pricey Things Now That Their Paychecks are Soaring
https://www.thestreet.com/story/14036395/1/the-solid-jobs-report-could-mean-one-thing-a-lost-generation-may-finally-spend-on-luxuries.html This pie…

14 Feb. 2017 | Comments (0)
The Effect of President Trump’s Executive Order on the US Labor Market: A Primer
President Donald Trump signed an executive order prohibiting nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the Unit…

26 Jan. 2017 | Comments (0)
Using Alternative Work Arrangements to Better Serve Workers and Businesses
The struggle for talent, which employers have experienced as unemployment rates have crashed below 5.0 percent, represents a new normal. During the ne…

26 Aug. 2016 | Comments (0)
Why Is Future Labor Shortage Risk in IT Occupations Low? Census Bureau Offers Answers
The Census Bureau released an American Community Survey Report titled Occupations in Information Technology, which describes the simultaneous growth i…

26 Aug. 2016 | Comments (0)
Miracle Cure? Why We Should Open the Door to More Foreign-Trained Nurses
Perhaps no profession better illustrates the difficulty of crafting broadly applicable, temporary and permanent skilled worker visa regulations than d…