Telework’s impact on the D.C. labor market

May 24, 2023
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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
2:00-3:00 PM
Virtual—register for Zoom link

Join us for a discussion of the findings in our recently-released report, Worker sprawl in the Washington metropolitan area: Is D.C. still the region’s job hub?

The persistence of widespread remote work is challenging the conventional understanding and analysis of jobs and economic activity. Because many workers can work remotely, standard jobs data, by employer location, can mask the true extent of labor market recovery and regional shifts in talent.

To address the gaps in traditional jobs data, our new report measures job activity—the spread of regional jobs based on where workers are actually working—and how job activity has shifted across the region since the onset of the pandemic. This exercise is an essential precursor to crafting a policy response to new trends.

The webinar will offer a summary of the report findings and an expert panel discussion.

For those unable to attend, a recording of the program will be available on this page in the days following the event.


Dr. Yesim Sayin, Executive Director, D.C. Policy Center

Opening remarks
Dr. Stephan Whitaker, Policy Economist, Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Review of findings
Bailey McConnell, Research Director, D.C. Policy Center Rivlin Initiative

Panel Discussion
Richard Auxier, Senior Policy Associate at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Nathan Edwards, Vice President, Research at Cushman & Wakefield

Tracy Hadden Loh, Fellow at Brookings Metro, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking
Fitzroy Lee, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Chief Economist at the D.C. Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Santiago Pinto, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

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