hxyume | E+ | Getty Images About 1 out of every 5 drivers in the gig economy was collecting unemployment benefits at the pandemic’s peak, according to a new analysis published by the JPMorgan Chase Institute. These drivers worked for “online platforms” offering services like ride hailing (Uber and Lyft, […]

A “Now Hiring” sign outside a store on Aug. 16, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. OLIVIER DOULIERY | AFP | Getty Images On the surface, conditions may seem ripe for a boom in the U.S. labor market. There are still 5 million fewer jobs than before the pandemic but job openings […]

Karl Tapales | Moment | Getty Images Con artists pretending to be Amazon employees scammed Americans out of $27 million from July 2020 through June 2021, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday. These fraudsters were part of a “business impersonator” scam. Criminals pose as someone the consumer trusts — in […]