Should we really be that threatened by robots?
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My Economy: Working as a CFO — chief family officer

Jun 1, 2017
Sherri Messer loves being a stay-at-home mom, but she's nervous about what comes next.
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For military veterans, finding a job is one thing — staying in it is another

May 29, 2017
US companies have done a good job of hiring vets. But the work needs to be meaningful.
New York national guardsmen prepare to meet potential employers at a job fair in New York City.
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Long and short: women, wages and the workforce

May 19, 2017
Betting on the economy's big and small changes
U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen at the University of Michigan
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Robot-Proof Jobs 2: The winners of tomorrow

Apr 14, 2017
The second episode of a special three-part podcast series on automation and the economy.
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Trump to call for slashes to the federal workforce

Apr 12, 2017
The federal hiring freeze may be ending, but there's a big stipulation attached.
President Donald Trump speaking during a meeting about the federal budget in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C. back in February.
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How women raised the median family income

Apr 11, 2017
A listener asks whether we can compare the median family income in 1980 to the present, since more women are in the workforce.
As women have entered the workforce in greater numbers, they've also contributed more to family income.
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With full employment in view, who’s still looking for work?

Mar 10, 2017
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…

Tradesy gives parental leave to new moms and dads

Mar 2, 2017
The startup isn't profitable yet, but says the policy inspires loyalty that can't be quantified.
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How the undocumented immigrant workforce has changed since 2009

Nov 3, 2016
A new Pew report looks at the population, which accounts for 5 percent of U.S. labor.
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