Nation Mar 05

Recruiters often rely heavily on online tools to hire candidates when they should be out meeting applicants, writes Nick Corcodilos. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images
America can be a full-employment economy once again

How close will February's unemployment rate come to "full employment"? Not close enough, argues economist John Komlos, who believes the right to life implies a right to a job. Komlos is the author of “What Every Economics Student Needs to…

Economy Feb 04

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A Disjointed Jobs Report and U-7, Month Two

Today's unemployment data are a muddle. The two surveys - of individuals and of employers - seem to say very different things. Unemployment dropped - to 9 percent, according to the "household survey." Three cheers. But the "payroll survey" reports…