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Many job openings, fewer hires

May 7, 2013
New numbers on job openings in the U.S. are out. And there's a bit of a mystery: Why are there so many job openings and so few hires?
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, bureau of labor statistics

Jobs are one thing, but what about credit?

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.
Posted In: Jobs, credit, loans

Positivity in the April jobs report?

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.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Jobs, Unemployment

Would raising wages lead to more or fewer jobs?

May 3, 2013
Economists don't agree on whether higher wages boost the economy, or discourage employers from hiring.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, employment, Unemployment, wages

This week in personal finance

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.
Posted In: Jobs, CFPB

Why the Fed wants you to quit your job

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.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

The worst jobs in history

May 2, 2013
From leech gatherer to factory worker, breaking down some of history's worst jobs.
Posted In: Jobs

It's crowded at the top: Freakonomics Radio

May 1, 2013
The hidden side the unemployment numbers? Folks with advanced degrees are climbing down the ladder.
Posted In: Education, Unemployment, Jobs

What Eli Lilly's job cuts mean for the future of sales jobs

Apr 12, 2013
Eli Lilly is reducing its U.S. sales force, reportedly by 30 percent. How have digital and other advertising practices changed the nature of sales?
Posted In: Jobs, Eli Lilly, job cuts

Young, with a juvenile record, and looking for work

Apr 11, 2013
More cities and states consider laws that would "ban the box" that job applicants check if they've been convicted of a crime.
Posted In: Jobs, ban the box

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