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The History Behind All That U.S. Jobs Data  [Infographic]

The History Behind All That U.S. Jobs Data [Infographic]

Even casual observers of business news have likely noticed that the federal government spews out information about the nation's economy and its people at a seemingly unstoppable pace. From weekly reports on initial claims for jobless benefits to monthly reports on prices, employment, goods production and... Read More »

Behind The Poverty Numbers: Real Lives, Real Pain

Behind The Poverty Numbers: Real Lives, Real Pain

By David Crary At a food pantry in a Chicago suburb, a 38-year-old mother of two breaks into tears. She and her husband have been out of work for nearly two years. Their house and car are gone. So is their foothold in the middle class and, at times, their self-esteem. Read More »

Education Is Biggest Determining Factor For Earning Potential

Education Is Biggest Determining Factor For Earning Potential

It's long been known that more education means more earnings for American workers. But a new report from the federal government shows just how stark the difference is among workers, depending on their level of education. The survey reveals that, for every educational hurdle they cross, workers' annual... Read More »

750,000 New Census Jobs: A Blessing and a Curse

750,000 New Census Jobs: A Blessing and a Curse

How could the creation of 750,000 new jobs with the Census Bureau be a bad thing? When those jobs are only temporary and part time, and they trick the powers that be into relaxing their efforts to solve the nation's unemployment problem. It's true that a little work is better than no work at all, but... Read More »

"The Rise of Wives"

In a new study just released by the Pew Research Center and co-authored by Richard Fry and D'Vera Cohn, researchers have found that in 1 out of 5 marriages women are more educated and earn more money than their husbands, leading to the creation of a trend identified by researchers as, "the rise of wives." The... Read More »

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