Meet Stephanie, 49, executive director of a movie theater

Feb 18, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize her under “management, professional, and related occupations," along with four in 10 U.S. workers. This category also includes teachers, dentists, CEOs and a wide range of other professions.
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Meet Neil, 34, bartender

Feb 18, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize Neil's job as a “service occupation,” along with a wide range of other workers. Two in 10 people work jobs in that category.
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Meet Ashley, 34, hair stylist

Feb 18, 2020
Ashley is part of the service industry and like 80% of the U.S. labor force, works full time.
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Meet Michael, 31, accountant

Feb 18, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize his job under “management, professional, and related occupations," along with four out of 10 U.S. workers.
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What if the U.S. labor force were 10 people?

Feb 18, 2020
Our re-imagining of the 164 million people who make this economy work.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on affordable housing and job creation

Nov 13, 2019
The city is working closely with big business.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
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What is a contraction exactly?

Nov 1, 2019
The National Bureau of Economic Research’s Business Cycle Dating Committee makes the call.
A contraction is an unofficial term for an economic slowdown.
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Cincinnati's Oyler School tries to rebuild its neighborhood

Oct 14, 2019
A new plan aims to create housing and jobs.
Cincinnati's Oyler School is on a mission to uplift not just its students, but its neighborhood.
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Quits rate shows workers ready to jump ship

Oct 9, 2019
Voluntary quitting is at an 18-year high.
A "now hiring" sign is posted on a table during a career fair for veterans in San Francisco, California.
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Job creation has downshifted from last year

Sep 6, 2019
Labor Department data shows average monthly job creation has slowed significantly since 2018.
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