Economics reporter Education: University of California at Los Angeles, BA in American literature and Latin American studies Eli Rosenberg covers work and labor for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2017 after a decade in New York, where he worked at the Times, the Daily News, and the Brooklyn Paper. He has covered misinformation campaigns, politics in the Trump era, immigration issues, and fires and other disasters across the country. He is originally from California.
Under the new proposal, the Department of Labor — which has the power to investigate worker complaints about misclassification — said it would adopt a few guidelines to test whether workers should be considered employees or contractors.
The unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent. The improvement in the August jobs report is good news for the economy, which has been showing signs of a rebound from the recession that began with business closures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.