What We’re Reading Today (10/6)

Each morning, IWPR’s @landewatson compiles articles on gender, race, economics, and other policy issues IWPR staff want to know about. See below for what we’re reading today. (Note: articles included do not necessarily reflect the views of IWPR’s staff.)


The New York Times

U.S. Lost 33,000 Jobs in September; Unemployment Rate Dips to 4.2%

Patricia Cohen, October 6


Market Watch

‘Predictably awful’ — what economists said about jobs report as hurricanes took toll

Robert Schroeder, October 6


The Wall Street Journal

Fed’s Harker: Worker Training Is Investment in Economy, Not Just a Cost

Eric Morath, October 5


The Washington Post

The firm that brought us ‘Fearless Girl’ was underpaying women, U.S. government says

Mary Hui, October 6


Huffington Post

11 Women Share Their First ‘Harvey Weinstein’ Moments Of Workplace Sexual Harassment

Jenavieve Hatch, October 5



Amazon takes parental leave so seriously, even spouses get paid time off

Ruth Umoh, October 5


The Washington Post

After the check is gone

Terrence McCoy, October 6


The New York Times

Trump Administration Set to Roll Back Birth Control Mandate

Robert Pear, October 5



The Washington Post

America is divided on whom to blame for black Americans’ challenges in getting ahead

Eugene Scott, October 5


The Washington Post

A new report suggests a fundamental idea behind CEO pay could be ‘broken’

Jena McGregor, October 6