Minneapolis has the lowest unemployment rate for a major U.S. city

Jul 3, 2013
With an unemployment rate of 4.9 percent, the Minneapolis-St.Paul area beat out Oklahoma City.
Posted In: Unemployment, Minneapolis, oklahoma

When a deflating economy may not be all that bad

Jul 2, 2013
Chrysler and Ford are reporting strong sales numbers, particularly truck sales, for June. Though manufacturing data across several other industries is down.
Posted In: Unemployment, Federal Reserve, jobs report, deflation

Halfway through 2013, how's the economy doing?

Jul 1, 2013
With 2013 halfway done, how is the economy doing? Julia Coronado, chief North American economist BNP Paribas, shares her take.
Posted In: Unemployment, manufacturing, jobs report

Jobstacles: For teens, soft skills are hard skills

Jun 20, 2013
Teen unemployment is at 24.4 percent, three times the national average. With opportunities so scarce, young jobseekers need to think about all the little things that could hurt their chances.
Posted In: Youth Radio, Unemployment, teenagers

For millennials, a patchwork quilt of part-time jobs will have to do

Jun 12, 2013
People in their 20s are often stuck in part-time and temporary jobs. The loss of income in their first working years could affect them much of their lives.
Posted In: Jobs, graduate debt, millennials, Unemployment

Jobstacles: Is it possible to have too many jobs?

Jun 7, 2013
As teenagers head out in search of summer jobs in a tough market, Youth Radio explores whether any job is a good job.
Posted In: Jobstacles, Youth Radio, youth employment, Unemployment

May jobs report shows increased, but slow, hiring

Jun 7, 2013
The May jobs report showed increased hiring, but with a few caveats.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, jobs report, Unemployment, longreads

Obama adviser: Jobs report shows continued recovery

Jun 7, 2013
Alan Krueger, chairman of the president's council of economic advisers, discusses the latest jobs report and what it means for the recovery.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, Unemployment

Unemployment ticks up to 7.6%, 175,000 jobs added

Jun 7, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 175,000 jobs last month, edging out analyst expectations. The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.6 percent.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

Consumers are upbeat even as job creation lags

Jun 7, 2013
Economists see an improvement in consumer confidence, partly driven by the stock market and rising home prices.
Posted In: Jobs, consumer confidence, jobs report, Unemployment