Patrick Sharkey

Professor, Sociology and Public Policy, Princeton

Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at Princeton.

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Jobs numbers are up but a recovery still looks rocky as we emerge from the pandemic.

An improved jobs report but still a long road to economic recovery

Jobs numbers are up but a recovery still looks rocky as we emerge from the pandemic.

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