It's been an odd year for anyone who, like your correspondent, makes a living in and around economics. Odd because, for me at least, there's a version of survivor guilt: The worse the world has gotten, the more interest there's…
Today's Wall Street Journal reports that in the heart of unemployment country, Elkhart, Indiana, things are looking up -- or, more accurately perhaps, "less down." Unemployment there now stands at 14.5 percent, reasonably well below its peak of…
The agreement reached at the Copenhagen Climate Summit is our lead story tonight, followed by an interview with Barry Scheck of the "Innocence Project" about the release of a wrongly-convicted man after 35 years, a Paul Solman conversation about the…
In Lincoln City, Ore., where the local economy remains heavily dependent on tourism, many jobs lack health insurance. And when jobs become scarce, even more find themselves struggling to find care.
As the recession has dragged on in Eagle, Colo., a church dinner has provided relief to dozens of local residents hard hit by the economy's slide.
When it comes to job losses, the economy's slide has been twice as painful for singles as it has for married adults.
By Carolyn O'Hara
As CEOs, labor leaders, and economists gather at the White House Thursday to discuss how to accelerate U.S. job creation, their challenge is tackling double-digit unemployment while keeping the deficit under control.
The number of people seeking unemployment insurance for the first time fell to its lowest point since September 2008, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.
At some point in 2008, 14.6 percent of U.S. households had trouble finding food, a 3.5 percent increase from 2007 and the highest since the USDA has kept records.
By Carolyn O'Hara
Foreclosure numbers dropped for the third straight month in October, and new claims for unemployment benefits dropped more than expected last week, according to figures released Thursday.
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