Sydney Ember Reporter
  • New York
  • The New York Times

Sydney Ember is a political reporter for The New York Times based in New York. Before joining the politics team, she was a business reporter covering print and digital media.

67 Articles
9 days ago
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Job Openings Ease, but Layoffs Are Little Changed

Government data for October shows the labor market is still strong, though cooling slightly.

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12 days ago
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Why Retailers Are Trying Extra Hard to Woo Holiday Shoppers

With an economic slowdown a distinct possibility, stores hope customers’ willingness to open their wallets will last ...

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about 1 month ago
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U.S. Added 261,000 Jobs in Strong Showing

Job growth is slowing but remains stronger than comfortable for the Federal Reserve, which is trying to tame high inf...

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about 2 months ago
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Labor Hoarding Could be Good News for the Economy

Employers have been burned by a labor shortage. Will that make them act differently if the economy slows down?

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2 months ago
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Jobs Report Will Gauge Economy’s Strength and Fed’s Success

The hiring data for September is expected to show a continued cooling of the labor market, in line with the central b...

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2 months ago
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Less Turnover, Smaller Raises: Hot Job Market May Be Losing Its Sizzle

Unemployment is low, and hiring is strong. But there are signs that frenzied turnover and rapid wage growth are abating.

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11 months ago
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Omicron Is the Latest Covid Blow to the Economy

The latest wave of coronavirus cases is slowing the recovery, but its longer-term impact is less clear.

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11 months ago
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Omicron’s Economic Toll: Missing Workers, More Uncertainty and Higher Inflation (Maybe)

The latest wave of coronavirus cases is slowing the recovery, but its longer-term impact is less clear.

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11 months ago
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Housing Costs Swell, Hampering Home Buyers and Pushing Up Rents

Rent costs, a key component of inflation, surged 0.4 percent in December, putting pressure on the Federal Reserve to ...

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11 months ago
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December Jobs Report: U.S. Added 199,000 Jobs

The gain of 199,000 was the weakest of the year, but not for lack of demand: The unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percen...

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11 months ago
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Parents Face Long Waits for Car Seats and Other Baby Items

Expectant parents have keenly felt the inconvenience of global shipping delays caused by the pandemic. With a baby du...

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12 months ago
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Jobless for a Year? That Might Be Less of a Problem Now.

People who were out of work for a while have typically found it much harder to get a job. The pandemic may have chang...

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