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Job Hunting in College: Expectations Vs. Reality

Mehroz Baig | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Mehroz Baig

"I really enjoyed my time at Oberlin and I felt like I was learning, but I wasn't progressing towards a job at the end of graduation," said Ned Lindau...

Eight Million Jobs Are Still Missing In America

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Six years after the start of the Great Recession, nearly eight million jobs are still missing from the U.S. economy. That's how many more people wo...

Pensions at a Glance -- Compare Your Country

OECD | Posted 03.08.2014 | Money

What percentage of GDP is spent on pensions? At what age are people exiting the labor market? What is the poverty rate for those over 65?

Guess Who Has the Key to Washington's New 'College Report Cards' -- Before They Are Written?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 02.19.2014 | Education
Julian L. Alssid

As Washington plans a new program to issue 'report cards' on colleges and universities, they should probably know there's a group that is already sending CliffsNotes to every school in the country: employers.

An Open Letter to the One Percent

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.


Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The Dow industrials closed above 16,000 on Thursday for the first time and other major indexes also ended higher after ...

Labor Market Will Lose 310,000 Jobs in 2014 If Unemployment Insurance Extensions Expire

Lawrence Mishel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lawrence Mishel

Federally funded extended unemployment insurance (UI) benefits are set to expire at the end of this year. Continuing the extensions through 2014 would generate spending that would support 310,000 jobs. If this program is discontinued, the economy will lose these jobs.

The Rise in Part-time Employment

Mehroz Baig | Posted 12.16.2013 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Are millennials doomed? The numbers would suggest so, but that's not necessarily the case.

Low-Wage Latino Workers Just Want to Do the Right Thing

National Council of La Raza | Posted 12.09.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Want a reality check on today's employment situation? Ask someone making less than $50,000 per year.

The Story of a Generation: We Are the Unhireables

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.05.2013 | College
Anthony W. Orlando

This is the story of a generation. My generation. We're in our 20s and early 30s. They call us the Millennials. But lately it seems a more accurate name would be the Unhireables.

The Psychology of Sweatshop Labor

Neeru Paharia | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Neeru Paharia

It seems if consumers really cared, there would be more demand for sweatshop-free products and more opportunities for companies to profit from such products.

7 Important Examples Of How Markets Can Fail

The Fiscal Times | Mark Thoma | Posted 06.20.2013 | Business

Fiscal Times: Many people on the political right believe that free markets are the solution to most any problem. For example, Senator Pat Roberts (...

Mark Gongloff

Why Wall Street Is To Blame For The Lousy Job Market | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business

Having a hard time finding a decent-paying job? Thank Wall Street. In a New York Times column on Tuesday, Bruce Bartlett, former economic advisor t...

Mark Gongloff

Job Growth To Get Even More Depressing In The Future | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business

We are at a place where 175,000 new jobs per month is widely considered "good" job growth. According to a new Fed study, it won't be very long before ...

WATCH: How Racism Shapes The Labor Market

Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices

Diversity fatigue is one of the terms used to describe Corporate America's failure to hire and promote minorities in recent years. It's a phenomenon t...

Mark Gongloff

The Chart That Shows Hiring Is Clearly Dead In The Water | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

If it wasn't clear before, it's clear now: Employers just aren't hiring. The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday released its latest Job Openings...

Working Families Flexibility Act: Not Good for Working Parents and Bad for the Economy

Eileen Appelbaum | Posted 06.16.2013 | Business
Eileen Appelbaum

Parents need the flexibility to take a child who suddenly develops a high fever to the doctor or to attend a meeting with their child's teacher. The comp time bill House Republican introduced last Thursday does not address these needs at all.

World Shares Hit 5-Year High

Reuters | Marc Jones | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

* European shares rise further, MSCI world index hits 4-3/4 yr high * U.S. jobs data eyed, China exports beat forecasts * Dollar touches 3-...

Raising the Minimum Wage: The Debate Begins... Again

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Those who want to tout their preference for the EITC to lift the pay of low earners must explicitly call for an increase. In doing so, they are calling for more redistribution from taxpayers to low-income workers. I'm fine with that, but is the oped page of the WSJ?

Family Unity Must Be Part of the Immigration Debate

National Council of La Raza | Posted 04.10.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

America will be stronger with immigration laws that focus on both allowing Americans to reunite with their closest family members and allowing employers to bring in the skilled workers that they need.

Jobs as a Gateway to Prosperity

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.10.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Jobs are much more than a scorecard of an economy's macroeconomic heart beat. They are a vehicle for poverty reduction.

Rome's Colosseum SHUT DOWN

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business

* Thousands of public sector workers march through capital * Colosseum, Roman Forum closed, traffic snarled * Strike coi...

We Have A Long Way To Go In The Government Jobs Recovery

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business

Sept 24 (Reuters) - U.S. state and local government employment won't return to its pre-recession peak until early 2017, following widespread public ...

Why The Jobs Crisis Is Worse Than We Think

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2012 | Business

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - When Daniel McCune graduated from college three years ago, he was optimistic his goo...

Looking For A Job? Got No Experience? It May Not Matter

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

Here's some maybe-good news for job seekers: it seems like a lot of people are managing to switch careers these days. More than half of all job ope...