The U.S. economy has lost 15 million jobs since February 2020 and the unemployment rate, while improving, stood at 11.1% for June 2020—a historically high level. Before the pandemic and the onset of the current recession, the unemployment rate was around 3.5%—a 50-year low.
Public and tax policy can facilitate workforce mobility, helping job hunters to become re-employed and employers to engage the talent needed for growth. Unfortunately, more recent legislation, such as the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, has actually made mobility more costly and less attractive, by eliminating popular tax provisions widely utilized by companies and relocating employees. Read More