An oil rig extracts petroleum.

Oil layoffs start at wellheads and work their way up

Apr 17, 2015
Unemployment claims have doubled in Texas as the oil industry sheds workers.
Posted In: oil industry, Unemployment, texas
A model of the Wright Brothers’ workshop in Dayton, Ohio, where they designed and built the first working airplane on display at Carillon Historical Park.

Finding the beta version of Silicon Valley

Mar 20, 2015
Does the American dream still exist in America? Location, location, location.
Posted In: innovation, Unemployment, Dayton, Ohio, invention, technology

Addressing inequality for Black and Hispanic students

Mar 19, 2015
A report from The National Urban League paints a grim picture on education.
Posted In: National Urban League, Hispanic, minority, students, African American Unemployment, Unemployment
Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the US labor market still showed cyclical weakness and inflation continued to fall, making any interest rate hike unlikely before June.

Why inflation is the new variable to watch

Feb 26, 2015
With employment and salaries improving, policymakers are focusing on inflation
Posted In: inflation, The Federal Reserve, wages, Unemployment
Job Fair in San Francisco

Good news and bad news on jobs

Nov 7, 2014
The economy added 214,000 new jobs last month, but that's not the full picture.
Posted In: Jobs, bureau of labor statistics, Unemployment

Is unemployment really worse in the South?

Nov 3, 2014
Jobless rates are up in some Southern states. But the numbers may be misleading.
Posted In: Unemployment, South, job market

The jobs mismatch

Oct 8, 2014
There's a disconnect between the jobs market and what workers are looking for.
Posted In: Unemployment, job market

How the president might tout the economy

Oct 2, 2014
While unemployment has fallen to 6.1 percent, many people still feel uneasy.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Unemployment

The JOLTS report, or how secure you feel about your job

Sep 9, 2014
What this report tells us outside the numbers.
Posted In: Jobs, Labor Department, Unemployment, economic indicators

The jobs report: strong, steady job growth takes hold

Sep 4, 2014
Unemployment's likely to keep falling in 2015, but wages aren't rising in response.
Posted In: Unemployment, Job creation, economic growth