Nov 29, 2012 Though the latest GDP numbers are up and jobless claims are down, the economic details tell a gloomier story.
Oct 19, 2012 Telling someone to cut their hair and get a job is an old cliche. But a Portland barbershop is doing just that for those who are down on their luck.
Sep 27, 2012 In a digital twist on the age-old practice of paying people to do odd jobs for you, new smartphone apps like TaskRabbit and Postmates allow you to hire your own personal assistants -- to say, clean your home, buy your groceries or run errands.
Sep 7, 2012 Discouraged workers give up after months of fruitless job seeking.
Aug 23, 2012 Author DW Gibson on what he learned traveling across the country talking with the unemployed for his new book, "Not Working," and one of the book's subjects, Bridgette Lacy, discusses what it's like to be jobless.
Aug 23, 2012 The latest data on unemployment claims put them near their lowest levels since the start of the financial crisis. Hiring is slowly ticking up. So why aren't Americans feeling better about the economy?
Aug 7, 2012 As more people find work where there are jobs to be found, fewer workers are needed in state unemployment offices.
Jul 6, 2012 In the city by the bay, homeless citizens share how easy it is to lose the roof over your head.
Jun 21, 2012 Marketplace's Chris Farrell argues that this recovery is more similar to the jobless recoveries of the 1990s and 2000s than of the 1980s and 1970s, and he talks about what to expect going forward.
Jun 1, 2012 We hear from Millford Prewitt, a Brooklynite in his late 50s who has been unemployed for more than three years.