May 6, 2013 One way to evaluate the health of an economy is to look at the jobs picture, which looks pretty rosy so far this spring. But there’s another sign to keep any eye on: the availability of credit.
May 3, 2013 The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 165,000 jobs last month, beating analyst expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, the lowest since December of 2008.
May 3, 2013 Economists don't agree on whether higher wages boost the economy, or discourage employers from hiring.
Stacey Vanek Smith
May 3, 2013 We analyze the latest jobs report and get an update on how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is helping stay-at-home parents earn lines of credit.
May 2, 2013 It's been nearly a year since Richard Crowe was laid off from his job as a steelworker. And because of the sequester, his unemployment check was cut 10 percent. But a new job might be in his future.
May 2, 2013 The rate at which Americans are quitting their jobs is rising. That can be a good sign for the economic and labor market outlook.
May 2, 2013 From leech gatherer to factory worker, breaking down some of history's worst jobs.
May 1, 2013 The hidden side the unemployment numbers? Folks with advanced degrees are climbing down the ladder.
Apr 30, 2013 State tax receipts have rebounded and are set to exceed the pre-recession peaks. After severe budget cutbacks, states are spending the new money on...what?