The Yale Labor Survey

A team of social scientists led by Nobel Prize-winning Yale economist William Nordhaus has pioneered a new approach to estimate the state of the US labor market in real time. The Yale Labor Survey (YLS) uses online panels and advanced statistical techniques to estimate rapidly and inexpensively information on employment and unemployment. Results through June 2020 are now available.
 
For the press release, click here.  
 
For the June YLS report, click here.
 
A complete study on the methods and data will be forthcoming in the next month.
 
Authors: William Nordhaus (Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University), Christopher Foote (a Senior Economist and policy adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston), and Douglas Rivers (Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and Chief Scientist at YouGov).