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By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
Americans are living longer, with average life expectancy in the U.S. rising from age 71 in 1970 to age 79 last year, leading many to stay employed far past retirement age. Paul Solman reports on some of the oldest workers…
Millions of Americans have been crushed by the pandemic but older workers have faced both an economy with high levels of unemployment and a virus that puts them more at risk than younger people. And once they do lose a…
View an interactive map of youth unemployment around the world to see how countries compare.
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
The November unemployment report came out Friday, and it showed new job creation and a surprising drop in unemployment. However, the outlook remains bleak for many job seekers. Jeffrey Brown discusses the latest numbers with Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial…
With the U.S. unemployment rate stuck around 9 percent, economics correspondent Paul Solman explores whether widespread joblessness is simply the result of a weak economy or if a broader shift toward higher-skill work is occurring that could leave many Americans…
As Democrats and Republicans in the Senate remain gridlocked on extending federal unemployment benefits, Jeffrey Brown gets two points of view from William Beach of the Heritage Foundation and Christine Owens of the National Employment Law Project.
June's jobs report showed a mixed picture of the economic recovery with unemployment falling to its lowest level in nearly a year, but with weak hiring in the private sector.
In his ongoing series of reports making sense of economic news, Paul Solman examines the struggles of companies to gain enough credit to stay afloat as lending remains tight.
As part of his ongoing series of reports making sense of economic news, Paul Solman checks back in with two economists who remain pessimistic about the chances of an economic recovery to discuss recent market volatility and the possibility of…
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