With first-time jobless claims topping 30 million since mid-March, the Labor Department's April unemployment rate may under-count job loss.
The latest jobs numbers suggest that more people are looking for work, with the labor force participation rate ticking up a bit in December. So who’s looking for work, and what’s driving them back into the job market? To find out, we talked to some people who are looking for a job and some who […]
The Labor Department’s jobs report for December was unequivocally strong, but it can be hard to square a good month of hiring with predictions of an economic slowdown and the market turbulence as of late. But when it comes to economic data, there’s a difference between learning how the economy’s been doing and how the […]
Women work in professions that are more resistant to the business cycle and therefore more stable, one expert says.
The December jobs report, in the grand sweep of things — not month to month, but year to year and even decade to decade — shows the economy’s come a long way. Unemployment, at 4.1 percent, is now several points lower than it was before the Great Recession hit. We’ve had more than seven years […]
The U.S. workforce reached "peak men" a long time ago. Now what?