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.

High stakes in automaker labor negotiations

Jul 15, 2019
The Big Three have a profitable decade behind them. But from changing consumer tastes to the advent of the autonomous car, threats loom on the horizon.
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A science teacher works with students in a high school in Homestead, Florida, in 2017.
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How to fix India's jobless growth

May 13, 2019
India has one of the youngest populations in the world. But the lack of jobs for them is a huge problem.
More than half of India's population are under the age of 25.
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Facing a labor shortage, construction tries to rebrand

Apr 11, 2019
To recruit more young people, employers talk up technology and higher pay.
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Undocumented workers in Wyoming struggle to get workers' comp

Apr 8, 2019
Wyoming is the state with the most dangerous workplaces.
Attorney Steven Dwyer said more undocumented workers are seeking his help with cases related to workers' compensation for on-the-job injuries, including one worker who is $17,000 in debt from medical bills incurred after he fell off a roof.
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UAW increases strike pay at annual convention

Mar 12, 2019
The United Automobile Workers told its members it would increase strike pay from $200 a week to $275 by January.
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Many states still don't have protections for LGBTQ workers

Feb 18, 2019
More than half of U.S. states don’t have laws that specifically bar discrimination against LGBTQ workers.
A unisex sign and the 'We Are Not This' slogan are outside a bathroom at Bull McCabes Irish Pub on May 10, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina.
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'Roma' shines a light on the real lives of domestic workers

Jan 4, 2019
How Alfonso Cuarón's latest film set in 1970s Mexico resonates with domestic workers today.
Alfonso Cuarón and Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo on the set of "Roma" written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
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Independent bookstores are thriving, but a threat looms

Dec 31, 2018
This isn’t a bad time to be in the independent bookstore business. The American Booksellers Association says there’s been a nearly 31 percent increase in the number of indie bookstores since 2009. The indie renaissance coincides with the collapse of…
Could the "indie renaissance" that has been helping independent bookstores thrive also cause their downfall?
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