The latest data from the government shows that the nation's labor market is still on shaky ground. A worse-than-expected 131,000 jobs were lost in July and private hiring remained weak. Also troubling was a big revision in June's job numbers.
After falling for three straight months, unemployment rates rose in most U.S. metropolitan areas in June. Is this growing joblessness more evidence of a double-dip recession?
The latest jobs report shows that companies added 431,000 employees to their payrolls in May, boosted mostly by the temporary hiring of census workers. The disappointing results sent stocks sharply lower in early trading.
Too many kids are going to college. A shocking idea? Yet a growing group of experts argues just that: For many high school students, enrolling in a four-year college is unlikely to yield good results -- and there should be greater emphasis on alternative paths.
As the economy continues to brighten, many employers are once again hiring. A broad swath within the Fortune 500 -- from health-care providers, retailers, defense contractors and insurers -- need to fill 60,000 openings.