economic recovery

In the aftermath of the severe tornado that struck Tuscaloosa, Alabama, residents survey the damage. In the aftermath of the severe tornado that struck Tuscaloosa, Alabama back in April 27, 2011, residents survey the damage the day after.

After a tornado, tough decisions for businesses

Nov 13, 2015
For some, the road to to business recovery is worth it. For others, it's too hard.
Posted In: tornado, economic recovery, Alabama

Making sense of good job growth and stagnant wages

Sep 4, 2015
The Fed faces continuing employment recovery as it contemplates interest rates.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, employment, economic recovery

The steel business is trying to stay strong

Aug 25, 2015
A strong U.S. dollar makes exports tough.
Posted In: steel, economic recovery, us dollar, shipping costs
Carolyn Rafaelian’s father founded this factory, Cinerama, in 1966. While much of Rhode Island’s manufacturing has moved overseas, this factory is still in business, producing jewelry for Rafaelian’s company, Alex and Ani.

Rhode Island, hard hit by recession, slow to recover

Apr 23, 2015
Pre-recession, the housing boom in Rhode Island helped mask manufacturing woes.
Posted In: local economy, state economies, Rhode Island, Great Recession, economic recovery

What to look for in the jobs report, in four charts

Apr 3, 2015
As the unemployment rate falls, are more people coming back into the labor force?
Posted In: jobs report, numbers, economic recovery, low wages
Toddlers eat lunch at the federally funded Head Start school in Woodbourne, New York.

The baby bust: U.S. births at record low

Dec 4, 2014
Fertility rates are at a record low in the US.
Posted In: baby bust, fertility, economic recovery

A push to hire the long-term unemployed

Oct 16, 2014
One company’s approach: Forget resumes. Turn to videos.
Posted In: employment, long-term unemployment, recession, economic recovery

More jobs, but wages stay flat

Aug 1, 2014
More Americans are working, but average wages aren't keeping up with inflation.
Posted In: Jobs, low wages, inflation, economic recovery

How well did the stimulus work?

Feb 17, 2014
Lessons on the fifth anniversary of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Posted In: economic recovery, stimulus, Barack Obama

The economy is getting better? I quit!

Oct 31, 2013
A report out today shows more people are quitting their jobs.
Posted In: economic recovery, Obamacare