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The Great Resignation: Historical Data and a Deeper Analysis Show It’s Not as Great as Screaming Headlines Suggest

COMMENTARY | While the number of U.S. workers quitting their jobs in 2021 was higher than normal, it isn’t quite as big as it seems, because large numbers of them have been quitting for years.

Entrepreneurship Provides Economic and Social Stability for Communities

The National League of Cities Monday said small firms generate two-thirds of all new jobs and outlined the challenges Black and Brown people face starting and growing a business.

Lurking Behind Lackluster Jobs Gain Are a Stagnating Labor Market and the Threat of Omicron

The job market continued to improve in December, but a stagnating labor pool will pose more challenges for employers in 2022.

At-home Businesses Are Growing. Women and People of Color Benefit the Most

The pandemic has fueled the passage of new ordinances in cities and states allowing entrepreneurs to set up businesses from home — a boon for women and people of color who face systemic barriers.

6 Public Sector Workforce Trends to Watch in 2022

Government employees are seeking nontraditional benefits and diversity, equity and inclusion, among other things, according to a new report.

Modern America’s Most Successful Secessionist Movement

In rural Oregon, voters fed up with their state’s leftward turn have embraced a simple and outlandish idea: What if we were just Idaho?

What Happens When You Have an All-Women City Council? New Mexico Is About To Find Out.

The city of Las Cruces will soon have women representing all six of its city council district seats. It joins a short list of all-women or nearly all-women governing bodies.

How Governments Can Find ‘Hidden Workers’

Public sector agencies can do more targeted outreach and take other steps to fill their growing number of staff openings, one report says.

Cellphone Bans in the Workplace Are Legal and More Common Among Blue-collar Jobs – They Also Might Be a Safety Risk

COMMENTARY | The deaths of six Amazon employees at a factory hit by a tornado raises concerns over prohibitions on cellphones for workers.

Top States for Businesses

Virginia ranks as the top state for businesses while Alaska ranks as the worst based on 10 categories, including the cost of doing business and a high-quality workforce, according to a recent report.

Three Myths of the Great Resignation

COMMENTARY | What if I told you the Big Quit wasn’t really about “quitting”?

‘Supportive Voices’ Get Picked for Teams at Work

Communicating in “supportive voice” at work may make your colleagues want you on their team, research finds.

How to Care Less About Work

COMMENTARY | As we peer around the corner of the pandemic, let’s talk about what we want to do—and not do—with the rest of our lives.

Quitting Your Job or Thinking About Joining the ‘Great Resignation’? Here’s What an Employment Lawyer Advises

A record number of Americans are quitting their jobs. But before you opt to join them, you should consider the risks and costs.

The ‘Great Resignation’ Is a Trend That Began Before the Pandemic–And Bosses Need To Get Used to It

A record share of workers quit their jobs in September. A human resources scholar explains how this is a trend that predates the pandemic.

There Are More Jobs Than Jobless People in 42 States

The labor shortage is by one measure the most acute since 1968.

Lessons From the Virginia Governor’s Race: Pay Attention to Voters’ Concerns Instead of Making It All About National Politics

COMMENTARY | A former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush watched the Virginia governor’s race through the eyes of her students at the University of Virginia, whose concerns were shared by most voters.

The American Workplace Isn’t Prepared for This Much Grief

COMMENTARY | The pandemic has highlighted the fact that without a federal bereavement policy, many people are subject to the whims of state legislatures and individual companies.

Pandemic Prompts Officials to Relax Rules on Home Businesses

Americans filed more than 4.3 million new business applications in 2020.