The value of a college degree

Business | The New York Times
Harvard quad

The college degree is becoming the new high school diploma: the new minimum requirement, albeit an expensive one

Fewest requests for unemployment aid since 2008 - AP

Business | admin

The Labor Department reported that requests for unemployment benefits are at their lowest point since July of 2008

How to create jobs - TheDC Opinion

Feature:Opinion | Gary Johnson

Eliminating the corporate income tax, repealing the federal minimum wage, ending unemployment benefits and other job-creating ideas.

The GOP's 'Joan Rivers' spending cuts aren't enough

Opinion | Joanne Butler

Republicans need bold new ideas, like raising the 50-employee FMLA limit.

Jobless data could break '80s record - USA Today

US | Vince Coglianese

Not since the early 1980s has the nation’s unemployment rate been so grim for so long, a government report due Friday is likely to show

Jobless benefits bill goes down in House - AP

Politics | wrahn

Republicans in the House Thursday blocked a bill that would have extended jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed beyond the holiday season

Oregon gets 7,600 more jobs, biggest one-month gain in years - The Oregonian

Business | interns

The numbers released today show strong hiring by universities, schools, retailers, hospitals and providers of nursing and residential care

Obama: Recession could be permanent - WaPo

Politics | interns

Obama says he fears economy could enter ‘new normal’ of low job growth

The government is paying people not to work

Opinion | Robert P. Murphy

How unemployment benefits give rise to higher unemployment rates.

NYC unemployment rate drops - Bloomberg

US | interns

The New York State Labor Department released figures Thursday that showed New York City’s jobless rate as is its lowest in 16 months

No Relief - TheDC

Politics | Alexis Levinson

Economy sheds 95,000 jobs; Dems given little help before midterm elections

Recover this: unemployment likely to hit 10 percent again - Bloomberg

Business | Jeff Winkler (admin)

Economists forecast rising unemployment in light of slow, tepid growth

Labor pains on Labor Day

Opinion | Gretchen Hamel

For the nearly 15 million unemployed Americans, Labor Day weekend is a sad reminder they are without a job.

10 best cities to find work - Forbes

Business | interns

In hard times, relocating may be the answer to finding employment

How does minimum wage affect the young's high unemployment? - TheDC

| Chris Moody

About 81 million out of the roughly 620 million economically active youth between the ages of 15-24 worldwide were out of a job, a statistic that has analysts warning of a ‘lost generation’

Unemployment rate for youths hit record high - CNBC

Business | Pat McMahon

According to the International Labor Organization, 81 million out of 630 million 15-24 year olds are unemployed

OPINION: Obamanomics has failed - Washington Examiner

| Pat McMahon

With Christina Romer’s departure, it is time to examine what the administration’s economic policies have really done

Jobs report shows a private sector reluctant to hire - NYT

Business | interns

Private employers were unable to add enough jobs in July to overcome the departure of thousands of temporary Census workers

Job subsidies also provide help to private sector - NYT

Business | interns

Congress to vote on extending job subsidy which, coincidentally, also gives private employers a lift

Jobless claims in U.S. declined by 11,000 to 457,000 - Bloomberg

Business | interns

Figures from the past week signals the labor market may be slow to improve even as the economy grows