Lauren Kaori Gurley

Washington, D.C.

Staff writer covering labor

Education: University of Chicago, BA in Comparative Literature; New York University, MA in Journalism and Latin American Studies

Lauren Kaori Gurley is the labor reporter for The Washington Post. She previously covered labor and tech for Vice's Motherboard.
Latest from Lauren Kaori Gurley

Employers added 528,000 jobs in July, shattering expectations

The labor market has been a pillar of strength for an economy dealing with surging inflation.

August 5, 2022

Job openings eased in June, reflecting early signs of slowdown

Americans still quit their jobs in June at the same elevated rate as in the past few months.

August 2, 2022

Government workers feel inflation’s pinch as wages lag

With scarce raises and soaring inflation, struggling public-sector workers are sleeping in their cars, forgoing meat and moving in with family.

August 1, 2022

Trader Joe’s workers vote to unionize for the first time

The union’s victory in western Massachusetts follows a wave of successful union drives this year at high-profile employers that have long evaded unionization.

July 28, 2022

The job market is beginning to show cracks

Job growth is slowing, vacancies are down and unemployment claims are ticking up.

July 22, 2022

Amazon workers launch campaign to unionize in Albany

Amazon workers at the warehouse near Albany would vote to join the independent Amazon Labor Union, which has faced challenges making headway into new warehouses after securing an upset victory at a warehouse in Staten Island in April.

July 20, 2022

Workers are picking up extra jobs just to pay for gas and food

Prices are rising faster than wages, and more Americans than ever are working two full-time jobs simultaneously

July 17, 2022