Economy - Most Commented


Prison alternatives more profitable for offenders

Jan 6, 2012
Alternative sentencing through special problem-solving courts is better for the job prospects and earning potential of offenders.
Posted In: prison, Georgia

U.S. Labor Secretary on December jobs numbers

Jan 6, 2012
Hilda Solis, the Secretary of the Labor Department, discusses the jobs picture today, and where we still need to improve.
Posted In: Labor Department, Jobs, Unemployment

Employment report: The Christmas bump

Jan 6, 2012
Temporary holiday hires might be padding December’s big jobs numbers.
Posted In: jobs report, bureau of labor statistics, U.S. Labor Department, hiring

Help Wanted: Motivated, dedicated job counselors

Jan 6, 2012
Wilshire WorkSource is one of over 50 jobs training centers in Los Angeles County. But as they economy continues to suffer, layoffs are hitting the one place whose goal it is to help the unemployed find work.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

What Now: The crime economy

Jan 6, 2012
Reforming our prison system may, in fact, help the country grow -- economically.
Posted In: What Now?, Crime, prisons

The average work week may not be so average

Jan 6, 2012
The government today is revealing how many hours people work on average each week. People say they're working harder, but productivity has a breaking point.
Posted In: productivity, employers, employees

How did the job market fare in December?

Jan 5, 2012
The government's jobless data for December comes out Friday. Gallup has its own unemployment measures. Here's a preview.
Posted In: unemployment, Jobs, consumer confidence

Obama tries to go it alone on economy

Jan 5, 2012
But can the president boost the economy without Congress?
Posted In: Barack Obama

Unemployment claims fall in December

Jan 5, 2012
Fewer people lined up for unemployment line -- and for unemployment benefits -- last week and payroll company ADP says private employment jumped by 325,000 in December.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Economic growth likely to be uneven in 2012

Jan 5, 2012
Jobs numbers are up, and the outlook is good for manufacturing and some other sectors. Not every part of the economy has such a sunny outlook for 2012, though.
Posted In: Unemployment