Besides the high costs of raising children, the cost of living is often cited as one of the key deterrents for young parents.
From miners to CEO's, photographer Chris Crisman collected images and essays from 60 women working a variety of jobs across the country.
It depends on how long you've been out, what you do and where you live.
For many second-generation Asian-Americans, academic achievement doesn't translate to professional achievement
Asian-Americans have the highest percentage of college grads of any minority group. And though they represent just 6 percent of the population, they account for 20 percent of Ivy League students. But once they enter the workforce, it’s a different story. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
The geographic digital divide is wider than ever.
New data from the Labor Department show 201,000 new jobs were created in August, which is about average, month-in, month-out, for the past year. The unemployment rate was unchanged, at 3.9 percent. We’ve been sitting in that low-unemployment ballpark since mid-spring. Average hourly earnings for private sector workers accelerated in August. They’re up 2.9 percent compared […]
And still builders are facing a shortage of skilled and unskilled workers.
Today, surrounded by executives from some of the country’s best-known companies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating the National Council for the American Worker, aimed at developing a stronger workforce. The strategy is heavy on pledges, committees and advisory boards. But who’s going to foot the bill? Click the audio player above to […]
This week, President Donald Trump announced he wanted to send National Guard troops to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border. This announcement was made in the midst of a national conversation regarding immigration, legal and otherwise, which includes a push to change immigration laws and reduce the number of legal immigrants in the country. Marketplace Weekend’s Lizzie […]