May 30, 2012 It's tough to get employment if you've been convicted of a felony. But some companies in the Chicago area hire only ex-cons.
May 28, 2012 Last Groundhog Day we asked a couple economists to predict the economic future. Today we asked them to do it again.
May 25, 2012 There are millions of Americans who've been out of work for more than six months. One woman shares how she stays hopeful.
May 21, 2012 When businesses are not moving operations overseas, the trend for decades within the U.S. has been shifting operations from the Midwest to the lower-cost South. But the Wall Street Journal has teased out some data showing when you look at the cost of labor, energy, taxes, and real estate, the Midwest is now just about as cheap as the south.
May 18, 2012 Think your commute is long? Turns out a rapidly growing number of commuters are flying to get to work.
May 18, 2012 We all tell little lies -- politeness practically dictates that we do. But there are some serious consequences when even small lies enter your resume.
May 15, 2012 While the overall unemployment rate in the country exceeds 8 percent, some graduates in the right fields face an almost certain change of a job.
May 8, 2012 Economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers discuss the idea behind work sharing, which would allow workers to get partial benefits when companies cut parts of their job.
Heidi N. Moore
May 4, 2012 The government released its closely-watched employment report for April. While the unemployment rate ticked down to 8.1 percent, only 115,000 new jobs were added to payrolls for the month, well below forecasts.