For the first time since 2008, the unemployment rate has fallen below 6 percent. The latest jobs report depicts a better rebound in the labor market than last month’s report predicted. For an in-depth analysis of the figures, economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with economist Barry Bluestone. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. Continue reading
According to Friday’s jobs report, the unemployment rate dropped from 6.2 percent to 6.1 percent. However, the number of Americans dropping out of the workforce rose. Sudeep Reddy, an economics editor at the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to talk about the long-term effects these exits may have on the nation’s economy. Continue reading
Though economists predicted a month of strong hiring, only 142,000 positions were added to the market in August. Paul Solman explains why the growth disappointed many. Continue reading
The job hopping that has become synonymous with Millennials is a false depiction of the current predicament that they find themselves in, according to the Census Bureau. In fact, the Washington Post reports, the number of young people changing jobs in the last two years has been significantly less than generations prior, due in part to the Great Recession.
For many months now, the number of new jobs created has risen and the jobless rate has fallen substantially. But despite what appears to be a slow and steady recovery, a new study finds that 71 percent of Americans believe the economy has permanently changed for the worse. Jeffrey Brown talks to Rutgers University’s Cliff Zukin, who worked on the survey. Continue reading
Viewers respond to a signature report from Saturday, Aug. 23 on the struggles some job seekers face over inaccurate background screenings. Hari Sreenivasan reads your comments in Viewers Like You. Continue reading
Unless we change our distribution of non-labor income, we can kiss our middle class goodbye, says entrepreneur Peter Barnes. In his new book, “With Liberty and Dividends for All,” Barnes proposes a nationwide dividend program, like Alaska’s, that would help the middle class and reduce the need for wealth redistribution.
Employers and screeners say the checks are an important tool for reducing liability for negligent hiring. But the practice has come under fire from those who say it can lead to discrimination and decreased job opportunities for the 70 million Americans who have some type of criminal conviction. What’s your view of this issue? Take NewsHour Weekend’s poll and sound off. Continue reading