Women are working more jobs than men. It's probably not a blip.

Jan 10, 2020
For the first time since 2009, there are more women in the workforce than there are men.
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Why aren't more Americans working or looking for work?

Jul 10, 2019
Labor force participation in the U.S. is said to be lower than that of comparable economies. There are a couple of factors at play.
A help wanted sign hangs in a window of a restaurant in Miami, Florida.
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Study finds about half of formerly incarcerated people have only a GED or high school diploma

Oct 31, 2018
The study comes from the Prison Policy Initiative, a nonpartisan group that examines mass incarceration.
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Study finds about half of formerly incarcerated people have only a GED or high school diploma

Oct 31, 2018
The study comes from the Prison Policy Initiative, a nonpartisan group that examines mass incarceration.
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With unemployment so low, where are the workers coming from?

Aug 3, 2018
The U.S. economy created 157,000 jobs in July. The unemployment rate dipped to 3.9 percent. The last time was saw unemployment that low? The year 2000. What does all of this mean for wages? And for businesses looking to hire more workers?
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Automakers fret over threat of Trump tariffs

Jul 3, 2018
Car sales figures for last month are coming out today, but automakers are focusing on the future, especially since President Donald Trump has threatened tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported cars. GM says if tariffs land, its cars will cost up to $6,000 more, and the company would have to lay off workers. […]

Inventory shortage driving existing home sales market

May 24, 2018
There’s a shortage of existing homes for sale in some parts of the country and prices are going up steadily. Part of the problem is that people aren’t moving and there aren’t enough new homes being built.   Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

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Signs that some workers, especially in high tech, are willing to move for a job

May 18, 2018
A new survey out this morning of mobility in the American workforce finds that one in four job applicants would move to a new city for a new job, a higher salary or better career opportunities. The online employment site Glassdoor found that younger workers and men were more likely than others to relocate to […]

Labor shortage = labor shortage

May 17, 2018
The latest birth rate numbers are out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Americans, you are not being fruitful and multiplying. Last year saw the lowest number of births in 30 years. That dearth of babies has a lot of repercussions for the future — a smaller active labor force would mean […]

Should we be getting paid for providing data?

May 8, 2018
The data we generate daily could be seen as labor. "I do think people are starting to wake up to this," one researcher says.
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