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Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute’s (WPI) annual Labor Day report examines the state of the American workforce. Prior WPI Labor Day reports focused on key employment developments and trends to provide employers with insight on the state of work and what to expect in the coming year. Employers need no reminder that 2020 is unlike any year they have ever experienced. The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed employment with employers and employees alike facing unprecedented challenges. Even when the coronavirus is finally behind us, many of these challenges will remain. Accordingly, this year’s Labor Day report necessarily focuses on the state of employment in the context of the global pandemic.

In this podcast, Michael Lotito and Jim Paretti of WPI discuss the most recent employment numbers from the United States Department of Labor and give listeners a preview of what to expect in this year’s Labor Day report.