As the cost of living rises, Marketplace listeners share what they're saving for

Mar 18, 2019
Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report confirming a rising cost of living in the United States as the consumer price index rose 0.2 percent. Although it was a small hike, it affected the prices of food, gas and rent. We called up some Marketplace listeners to get their thoughts about how […]
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What it's like to hold multiple jobs

Oct 5, 2018
The hours — and the fatigue — add up.
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Trump trade tariffs could save some jobs, endanger others

Mar 5, 2018
Approximately 140,000 Americans now work in primary steel and aluminum production — down from approximately 230,000 in 2000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, according to Moody’s Analytics, more than 6 million Americans work in industries that use steel and aluminum to make other products, such as motor vehicles, aerospace, construction and metal […]

Were retail jobs always low wage, with few benefits?

Feb 9, 2018
A brief history of retail work in America.
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Why you should care about the government's economic data

Jan 25, 2017
Private companies, investors, workers and consumers depend on government economic data for a wide array of financial decisions.
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Labor Department releases revised Q3 productivity

Dec 2, 2015
The numbers can help predict other aspects of economic growth.

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Veteran unemployment improving, but unequally

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Veterans have lower unemployment than civilians, but it's harder for young vets.

Take the jobs report with a grain of salt

Nov 7, 2014
And maybe some pepper too. We don't actually know how many jobs there are.

Good news and bad news on jobs

Nov 7, 2014
The economy added 214,000 new jobs last month, but that's not the full picture.