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COVID-19 impact: Erica Groshen on post-pandemic job market

Labor economist Erica Groshen says when the pandemic subsides, more jobs will emerge in inventory management, domestic manufacturing, remote connectivity and medical research – and in the infrastructure industries that support them.

And the pandemic underscores the need for gold-standard labor statistics on which policymakers can base their decisions, notes Groshen, who led the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as commissioner from 2013-17.

Groshen is a senior extension faculty member at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Formerly she was vice president for research and statistics at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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