Paul Davidson, CJOnline

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Recent articles by Paul:

Social Security cost-of-living increase will boost benefits 5.9% in 2022, most since 1982 amid COVID-19-related inflation spike

Social Security payments are set to rise 5.9% in 2022 for 68 million retirees, disabled people and others. That's the most since 1982. → Read More

Social Security could get biggest cost-of-living increase in 40 years amid COVID-19-related inflation surge

The Social Security cost-of-living adjustment next year could be about 6%, the most since 1982, according to an estimate → Read More

Poverty rate rose amid pandemic as median U.S. household income fell despite government lifelines

The poverty rate rose last year as median household income fell. → Read More

Some businesses welcome Biden's vaccination mandate while others worry about the costs, effects on worker shortages

Firms have a mixed reaction to Biden's vaccine order. Relatively smaller businesses with about 100 employees worry about its effect on labor shortages → Read More

Breaking down the big US labor shortage: Crunch could partly ease this fall but much of it could take years to fix

The U.S. celebrated Labor Day Monday. Its worst-ever labor shortage could partly ease this fall but the crunch could last in some form through 2023 → Read More

Consumer prices rising in South and Midwest amid recovery, threatening low-cost appeal

Consumer prices are increasing more sharply in the South and Midwest, threatening to chip away at the regions' low-cost appeal → Read More

Fewer jabs mean fewer jobs: States with lower vaccination, higher COVID-19 infection rates are behind in growth this summer

States with lower vaccination rates and more COVID-19 cases are behind in job and economic growth this summer → Read More

'I quit': Workers are changing jobs at a record pace amid burnout, new openings with higher pay

Workers are quitting jobs at a historic case, typically to take higher-paying positions or fulfill passions → Read More

A stigma no longer? Companies hire more long-term unemployed as they struggle with worker shortages

Long-term unemployment fell sharply in May as more businesses squeezed by labor shortages hired the chronically jobless → Read More

U.S. economy added 559K jobs in May and unemployment fell to 5.8% as COVID cases fell, more states reopened, report shows

Employers added 550,000 jobs in May as COVID cases fell, more states reopened and vaccinations increased. → Read More

U.S. economy added 559K jobs in May and unemployment fell to 5.8% as COVID cases fell, more states reopened, report shows

Employers added 550,000 jobs in May as COVID cases fell, more states reopened and vaccinations increased. → Read More

As offices reopen after COVID-19, more companies will let employees work from home or hire workers who live far away

Most companies plan to reopen offices by October, but many employees will be able to continue working from home over the long term. → Read More

'The DNA of work has changed': Many Americans want to keep working from home after the COVID-19 crisis passes

Many people want to work from home full-time even after COVID-19 eases. They cite flexibility and worries about socializing among their concerns. → Read More

'It's really frustrating': Worker shortages are putting more money in employees pockets but could slow the economy

Worker shortages are forcing firms to give more hours to current employees, increasing their pay. But they can't meet demand, shrinking the economy → Read More

Biden is turbocharging the economy with stimulus. Will he smother it with regulation?

Biden is helping pull the economy from its COVID downturn. But some conservatives and businesses fear he could smother growth with new constraints. → Read More

There is a surge in new job openings. Why there isn't a surge in job candidates.

More employers are actively recruiting job candidates, even for low- and middle-level white collar jobs as fewer answer ads during COVID crisis. → Read More

The economy added 916K jobs in March, unemployment fell to 6% as states eased restrictions on businesses, vaccinations spread

Employers added 916,000 jobs in March, and unemployment fell to 6% as states eased COVID restrictions on businesses and vaccinations increased. → Read More

The economy added 916K jobs in March, unemployment fell to 6% as states eased restrictions on businesses, vaccinations spread

Employers added 916,000 jobs in March, and unemployment fell to 6% as states eased COVID restrictions on businesses and vaccinations increased. → Read More

Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan would lift economy but higher taxes may hamper growth until projects roll out

President Biden's $2 trillion structure plan would boost the economy, experts say, but it may be a drag on growth initially → Read More

Are you spending or saving your third stimulus check? It could determine the strength of the COVID-19 recovery

If consumers spend most of their stimulus checks, it could mean a more robust recovery but also raise the specter of high inflation. → Read More