Apr 19, 2012 In just a little while, we'll hear the latest on how many people were forced to sign up for unemployment benefits. But how's the job market doing if you actually ask people?
Apr 13, 2012 Liza Mundy predicts that by the next generation, more women will be breadwinners than men. She examines how this shift may impact dating, marriage and family life in her new book "The Richer Sex."
Apr 12, 2012 The number of people signing up for unemployment benefits rose by 13,000 over the last week -- a surprise and not a good one. But more people voluntarily leaving their jobs can also be a good sign for the economy.
Apr 11, 2012 The National Consumer Law Center says it's the wild west for background-screening report companies that provide shoddy reports.
Apr 10, 2012 Social Security claims came down last year, an intriguing sign that older workers are feeling better about their job prospects.
Apr 9, 2012 The economy's doing better, but unemployment is still at over 8 percent. Lots of jobless workers have turned to federally-funded retraining programs, but as New York Times reporter Motoko Rich reports, funding is running dry.
Apr 18, 2012 West Chicago magnet prepares students for high-skill manufacturing jobs, and for college
Apr 6, 2012 Employers hired many fewer workers in March than in previous months, but the unemployment rate fell for the first time since January.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 6, 2012 The Labor Department reports the U.S. economy added 120,000 jobs last month. That was roughly half of what economists had expected, and a significant slowdown compared to the last few months.