Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Data Show Growing Role Of Occupational Licensing in U.S. Labor Market

Not long ago, America seemed to be facing a crisis of part-time work. CNN Money wrote of a "huge part-time work problem" and a "new normal - a permanently high number of part-timers." Others pointed the finger at Obamacare, which they saw as encouraging employers to cut hours in order to avoid providing healthcare coverage.

Fortunately, recent data on voluntary and involuntary part-time employment show that the "crisis" has receded as the economy has recovered. What remains is a more modest picture of structural change that does point to a gradual, long-term shift toward more part-time employment.  . . .

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