Veteran unemployment improving, but unequally

Nov 11, 2015
Veterans have lower unemployment than civilians, but it's harder for young vets.
Posted In: veterans, Unemployment, bureau of labor statistics

Does 5.1 percent = full employment?

Sep 4, 2015
Maybe not until we see employers bidding up wages.
Posted In: Unemployment, jobs report, full employment
Republican presidential candidates shown arriving on stage for the Republican presidential debate Thursday.

Weekly Wrap: Unemployment, the Fed and the GOP debate

Aug 7, 2015
Jo Ling Kent and Leigh Gallagher join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.
Posted In: Unemployment, wages, GOP, debate, Federal Reserve, interest rates
Don Williams moved to North Dakota three years ago for a job supplying fracking sand to drilling sites in the booming Bakken oil field. He hopes the fall off in activity because of depressed oil prices will make businesses that serve oil workers like him

Looking for the bright side in Bakken's bust

Jul 29, 2015
North Dakota oil worker has had enough of the area's greed.
Posted In: North Dakota, Oil, Unemployment

Chicago schools face $200 million in cuts

Jul 6, 2015
The cutbacks come just 2 years after the city closed almost 50 elementary schools.
Posted In: Chicago, Taxes, public schools, Unemployment, Transportation

In Greece, breadwinners struggle to make ends meet

Jun 22, 2015
With an unemployment rate of 25 percent, workers must support extended families.
Posted In: greekcrisis, Greek, Greece, Unemployment
New encampments of homeless people are in plain sight in Los Angeles. Dennis Epping and Christine Boyer have pitched a tent above the Harbor Freeway, just a bridge away from downtown Los Angeles.

Making a home without a house

May 29, 2015
As more tents go up, homeless couples are forgoing shelters to stay together.
Posted In: homelessness, los angeles, Unemployment

In Los Angeles, homeless camps are suddenly everywhere

May 28, 2015
It's easier to camp on public land now, and there's less room in shelters.
Posted In: homelessness, Skid Row, Unemployment

How calculating GDP is like making a gravy

May 19, 2015
"Reduce it down and get the real essence of flavor," says a Fed economist.
Posted In: Gross Domestic Product (GDP), bureau of economic analysis, Unemployment
A Halliburton facility in Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

Halliburton woes cause jitters in North Dakota

Apr 20, 2015
As oil prices fall, so do profits and headcounts at Halliburton.
Posted In: Halliburton, Oil, Unemployment