Matthew Darling is an Employment Policy Fellow at the Niskanen Center, where he works on employment and labor market policy issues within the social policy team. Previously, Matthew was a Vice President at ideas42, a behavioral economics consultancy, where he managed projects in a variety of domains including economic justice, climate change, and domestic healthcare. He was also the strategic lead on labor and workforce development. He has a Master’s degree in Economics from Tufts University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science and Economics from Hampshire College.
After a disappointing jobs report in April, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte announced, “Montana is open for business again, but I hear from too many employers throughout our state who can’t find workers.” He subsequently withdrew Montana from the enhanced unemployment insurance program, which had previously added $300 a week to unemployed workers’ paychecks. This was replaced with […]