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Why the Fed wants you to quit your job

May 2, 2013
The rate at which Americans are quitting their jobs is rising. That can be a good sign for the economic and labor market outlook.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

It's crowded at the top: Freakonomics Radio

May 1, 2013
The hidden side the unemployment numbers? Folks with advanced degrees are climbing down the ladder.
Posted In: Education, Unemployment, Jobs

Why have so many people given up looking for work?

Apr 5, 2013
The jobs numbers are out and the work force is shrinking again. Why are people quitting their searches and what do they do once they've stopped? We hear from a discouraged worker.
Posted In: Unemployment, discouraged workers, Jobs

The sequester's ripple effects on jobs in March

Apr 5, 2013
The March jobs report disappoints, with only 88,000 jobs added. Analysts point to the sequester as a reason for the drop after a strong February.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Unemployment

Unemployment falls to 7.6%, 88,000 jobs added

Apr 5, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 88,000 jobs last month, below analyst expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Larry Summers: Economic downturn will leave 'permanent scar'

Apr 5, 2013
Larry Summers discusses the state of the economic recovery, why the stock market is booming, and what's ahead in the coming months.
Posted In: Larry Summers, Economy, Unemployment

Long-term unemployment gets...longer

Apr 5, 2013
Even as the U.S. economy is adding jobs, nearly five million people have been out of work for at least six months, and figures show their wait to return to the workforce is growing.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Quarterly job cuts highest since 2011

Apr 4, 2013
Global outplacement firm Challenger, Grey & Christmas reported that employers cut 49,000 jobs in March, down 11 percent from February. Despite the month to month decline, job cuts for the first quarter were their highest since 2011.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, layoffs

Recovery from job loss: Easier for whites than blacks

Apr 3, 2013
A new study from Pew on economic mobility examines how unemployment affects black and white families differently.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, race, African American

Euro unemployment rises to record high 12 percent

Apr 2, 2013
The jobless rate across the 17 counties that use the euro currency rose to 12 percent in January and February of 2013, adding to signs that the region's economic slump may not be over.
Posted In: euro, Europe debt crisis, Unemployment

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