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Your economic predictions: Shadow or no shadow?

May 28, 2012
Last Groundhog Day we asked a couple economists to predict the economic future. Today we asked them to do it again.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, Fiscal policy

One day at a time for the long-term unemployed

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.
Posted In: Unemployment, long-term unemployed, Jobs

Midwest catches up to South in cost of doing business

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.
Posted In: working, Jobs, midwest

'Supercommuters' board airplanes to get to work

May 18, 2012
Think your commute is long? Turns out a rapidly growing number of commuters are flying to get to work.
Posted In: commute, planes, employment, Jobs

From little white to blatant: Lies are lies

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.
Posted In: employment, resumes, lying, Jobs

Where we can find 0% unemployment in the U.S.

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.
Posted In: Jobs, Education, college, Unemployment

The argument for work sharing

May 7, 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.
Posted In: employment, Jobs, work share, working

115,000 jobs added in April, unemployment falls to 8.1%

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.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, Labor Department

Taking your kids to work

May 4, 2012
Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day has evolved since it was first started -- for daughters only -- 20 years ago.
Posted In: kids, parenting, Jobs, employment, Entrepreneurship, women

More on the April jobs report

May 4, 2012
The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent while the jobs added was a bit lower than previous months. But what can we find when we scratch the surface of the April unemployment report?
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

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