Economy

After two master's degrees and three children, Hilary Gordon is one of the women who now make up more than half of the contractors at food delivery ap
NPR - yesterday
Latino joblessness has dipped to historic lows. But many economists are taking those numbers with caution: There's still a gaping wage difference with
NPR - 2 days ago
People convicted of felonies often have difficulties getting hired. But many employers say they're suffering a labor shortage, and attitudes toward hi
NPR - 4 days ago
Ames, Iowa, has an unemployment rate of 1.5%, making it the tightest job market in the country. That's great for workers — but a challenge for those
NPR - 4 days ago
The agricultural sector has been hit hard by the U.S. trade conflict with China. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says some of the money will be use
NPR - 4 days ago
At a time of low unemployment for African Americans, educated, well-connected professionals are starting new lives in cities such as Charlotte, N.C.
NPR - 4 days ago
The nation's disability rolls swelled during the Great Recession. But more disabled people are now finding work, and employers are more willing to mak
NPR - 5 days ago
Escalating trade wars and volatile markets cause some investors to make hasty decisions that can lead to financially damaging decisions. But there are
NPR - 6 days ago
Nike, Adidas and other shoe brands told President Trump that proposed tariffs China imports would have a "catastrophic" effect on Americans. This is t
NPR - 6 days ago
Business leaders worry that tough laws against undocumented workers will discourage legal immigrants from coming to the state to work. Iowa's low jobl
NPR - 6 days ago
Car production is shrinking in China's Chongqing, and auto workers struggle to transition.
NPR - 6 days ago
The evidence is clear: tariffs are a tax on consumers. At best they're "a really inefficient jobs-creation program," according to a leading scholar. W
NPR - 6 days ago
For years after the Great Recession, employers were reluctant to boost wages. Now a tight labor market is giving workers the leverage they need to dem
NPR - 6 days ago
A new poll from NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives a glimpse into rural life in America today, finding that many people living
NPR - 6 days ago
Nearly 40% of the 89 CEOs who departed in 2018 left for reasons related to unethical behavior brought on from allegations of sexual misconduct or othe
NPR - 6 days ago
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with political science professor Kristin Vekasi about comparisons between the U.S. trade conflict with Japan in the '80s and
NPR - 7 days ago
"This is a unique opportunity to speed up the deployment of 5G throughout the United States and bring much faster mobile broadband to rural Americans,
NPR - 7 days ago
Over the past three years, women returned to the workforce at more than double the rate of men. Growth in industries that rely on women and heavy recr
NPR - 7 days ago
The Arkansas senator's new book is called "Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery"
NPR - 7 days ago
About 7,000 white-collar jobs are being eliminated as part of Ford's massive organizational restructuring. The automaker says it will save $600 millio
NPR - 7 days ago