Just 113,000 new jobs were added in January, according to the Labor Department’s monthly employment report. The numbers failed to meet expectations, but the unemployment rate nevertheless ticked down to 6.6 percent. Economics correspondent Paul Solman deciphers the numbers with Justin Wolfers of the Brookings Institution. Continue reading
If you read the headlines, January’s jobs report was, by most accounts, disappointing. The number of jobs added wasn’t as high as expected, even though the unemployment rate ticked down. But Bureau of Labor Statistics data is more noisy than that, says Justin Wolfers, and a single month’s report doesn’t change our economic trajectory. Continue reading
The US economy added 113,000 jobs in January, 2014. [/caption]The jobs report for January was weaker than expected for the second month in a row, but also boasts the lowest unemployment rate since October 2008. The US economy added 113,000 jobs this month, below the 180,000 jobs economist predicted. And unemployment rate hit a low 6.6 percent.
Juggling multiple part-time jobs, earning little-to-no benefits, depending on public assistance: This is the financial reality for many adjunct professors across the nation. Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks for the origins of this growing employment trend at colleges and universities. Continue reading
Ingrid Steffensen thought she’d be spending her life on a university campus. But the relationship she imagined for herself — teaching and reading and writing full-time (and making a living doing it) — wasn’t to be. Her love for the academe was unrequited. Instead, she’s found a new home on the racetrack. Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, Senate Democrats fell short by one vote to limit debate on a bill that would restore benefits to Americans who have been unemployed for six months or more. Also, the American Heart Association released its first set of guidelines for preventing strokes in women. Continue reading
Being an adjunct isn’t what most part-time university faculty had in mind when they envisioned being a professor. Continue reading
In the Congressional Budget Office’s economic outlook report for 2014, analysts predicted that as many as 2.3 million will stop working or work less as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Gwen Ifill talks to NPR’s Julie Rovner about the findings and the political reactions coming from the White House and congressional Republicans. Continue reading
Are you frustrated because employers reject your job application without even talking to you? Tired of online application forms kicking you out of consideration because you took too long to answer questions or because you failed to disclose your salary history? The problem, headhunter Nick Corcodilos says, is human resources departments’ reliance on big data. Continue reading
Silicon Valley business woman Sheryl Sandberg has popularized a movement to get professional women to “lean in” and fight for their positions at the top of their fields. With no female equivalent of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates in tech, the Facebook COO saw that women were underrepresented in the industry and encouraged them to step up.