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The Big Book

What does it take to establish yourself in a "winner-take-all" economy?

by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin Jun 18, 2019
The New York Times' Neil Irwin has spent some time trying to figure out exactly that.
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Tiananmen 30 years on: What are China's youth worried about?

by Jennifer Pak Jun 4, 2019
China's college students are not just concerned with job prospects but also how to have a more balanced life.
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For the Class of 2019: more job offers, flat pay

by Mitchell Hartman May 27, 2019
The tight labor market means new college grads have leverage in the job market. But that's not translating to significantly higher pay.
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In a strong job market, some fed up workers are "ghosting" their employers

by Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Dec 14, 2018
So many workers are disappearing without even a text message that they've caught the Fed's attention.
Commuters wait for trains at the Metro North Station in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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Tight jobs lead to higher rents, which lead to core inflation increase

by , and Dec 13, 2018
The Consumer Price Index, if you take out food and energy, showed prices rising slightly. It climbed 0.2 percent, so year-over-year prices have climbed 2.2 percent. One of the reasons for the price hikes in November was rent. And you…

Data show a job market that's slowing, or at least pausing

by Mitchell Hartman Dec 7, 2018
Two numbers in the Labor Department’s jobs report Friday seem to indicate the job market might be slowing down a bit, or at least hitting the pause button. First, what it calls the U-6 unemployment rate: It measures total unemployment, including…

The low unemployment rate is the best it’s been in 18 years, but wages were growing faster back then

by Mitchell Hartman May 4, 2018
The unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April, the lowest it has been since the early 2000s — near the end of both President Bill Clinton’s second term and the dot-com boom. But wages back then were rising at…

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Tariffs may impact U.S. employment figures

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 9, 2018
President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs will take effect in two weeks. But it will probably be months before there’s any evidence of how the tariffs will impact the job market. Click the audio player above to hear the…

What the Fed may be weighing this week as it eyes short-term interest rates

by Mitchell Hartman Dec 11, 2017
A big date on the economic calendar this week: the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee meeting Dec. 12 and 13. We’ll find out Wednesday whether it’s raising short-term interest rates again. An important piece of the economic puzzle landed on…

U.S. adds 228,000 jobs in November

by Jana Kasperkevic Dec 8, 2017
U.S. unemployment rate remains steady at 4.1 percent.
 A Help Wanted sign.
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