Biden's pitch: tackling climate change will create lots of jobs

Apr 23, 2021
But will it create them where oil and coal jobs have been lost?
"A solar job being created in California does not replace a coal economy job in eastern Kentucky," said one expert.
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Infrastructure plan would invest in U.S. ports

Mar 31, 2021
The modernization plan could expand port capacity and create jobs along the supply chain.
Container ships outside the Port of Long Beach in California. Officials say it will be focusing on rail construction.
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What's "full employment" for Yellen, Powell & Co.?

Mar 15, 2021
Treasury chief Yellen said the relief package may help the economy return to full employment in 2022. Officials are also concerned with other measures of financial hardship and inequality.
Unemployment is still high, but job creation is rebounding. Officials are also concerned about Americans' financial condition across race, gender and geography.
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Politicians love promising jobs. But where do the numbers come from?

Dec 15, 2020
It starts with a huge web of government data on jobs.
President-elect Joe Biden has promised 1 million new jobs in the auto industry. Above, Biden speaks at a campaign event in July.
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The effects of unemployment spread like a virus

A possible cure for the economic crisis caused by the pandemic? The job guarantee. Pavlina Tcherneva of Bard College explains the job-creation idea.
The job guarantee concept is simple: For everyone who wants a job, a job will be provided by the government.
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Unaffordable housing and slower job growth go hand in hand

Jan 15, 2020
The National Association of Realtors finds that metro areas with declining home affordability have less job growth.
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Jobs report preview: Behold, the GM effect

Oct 31, 2019
Don't expect much from the Labor Department's monthly numbers, analysts say.
Members of United Auto Workers picket outside of General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly during the strike on Oct. 16.
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Job creation revised down by 500,000

Aug 23, 2019
Bureau of Labor Statistics annual benchmark revisions find job creation was weaker than originally reported last year.
A "now hiring" sign is posted on a table during a career fair for veterans in San Francisco, California.
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Wage growth stalls in July

Aug 2, 2019
Annual growth in average hourly earnings has fallen back after hitting 3.4% in Feburary, a post-recession peak.
Job seekers look over job opening fliers at a job fair in Pasadena, California in 2009.
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Here’s why U.S. small businesses don’t export more

May 21, 2018
The Commerce Department kicks off World Trade Week on Monday. It’s honoring 43 U.S. exporters. Thirty-three of them are small- or mid-sized businesses. But as it turns out, small businesses could be exporting more. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.