United States of Work

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.
Peter Balonon-Rosen
United States of Work

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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One School, One Year

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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For those out of work, low unemployment numbers don't add up

Sep 5, 2019
The U.S. unemployment rate remains historically low. But that does not mean everyone who wants a job has a job.
Sitting at a cafe in North Central Austin, 59-year-old quality control manager, Lisa Donahoe, keeps a color coded spreadsheet to track all the jobs she's applied for over the last three and a half months.
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The millions in China who can't afford to retire

Jun 19, 2019
A new pension system doesn't provide as much security.
An elderly man picking trash along Shanghai's streets for $12 a day.
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Workplace Culture

USDA to relocate hundreds of jobs as fewer Americans move for work

Jun 14, 2019
Mobility has been on the decline for decades.
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