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 […]
The Trump administration’s new infrastructure plan promises a boost in workforce training programs — specifically, 1 million apprentices in two years. But some critics say there aren’t enough specifics in the proposals. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Economist Heidi Shierholz makes her case.
Sherri Messer loves being a stay-at-home mom, but she's nervous about what comes next.
US companies have done a good job of hiring vets. But the work needs to be meaningful.
Betting on the economy's big and small changes
The federal hiring freeze may be ending, but there's a big stipulation attached.
We’re getting awfully close to what economists call full employment. It means that unemployment is low enough that everyone who wants a job can pretty much find one. So if you push the unemployment rate a whole lot lower, you start to get imbalances in the economy, like acute labor shortages in some sectors and […]