Labor & Economic News Blog
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Four ways to help the long-term unemployedFour ways to help the long-term unemployed There are all sorts of smaller ideas out there, from hiring to wage insurance. But nothing works like full employment.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
An Uneven Recovery, 2009-2011A Rise in Wealth for the Wealthy; Declines for the Lower 93% | Pew ...
An Uneven Recovery, 2009-2011 ... net worth of households in the lower 93% dropped by 4%, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of...
Here's How Little Math Americans Actually Use at WorkHere's How Little Math Americans Actually Use at Work
Less than a quarter of employees do any calculations more complicated than basic fractions, and blue-collar workers generally do more
Help Wanted, But Only Part TimeHelp Wanted, But Only Part Time
In today's economy, many people in search of work can only find part-time jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics finds the number of 'involuntary'
Who actually creates jobs: Start-ups, small businesses or big corporations?Who actually creates jobs: Start-ups, small businesses or big corporations?
Small firms collectively employ the most people, big firms punch above their weight, and new firms create the most new jobs. So, which ones hold the key to economic recovery?
‘I’m not ready to sign up for this yet’‘I’m not ready to sign up for this yet’
A food-stamp recruiter in Florida reaches out to seniors, but some are reluctant to accept government assistance.
Public employee unions need to pay up
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Chinese magazine's report on abuses at labor camp adds fuel to debate on reformChinese magazine's report on abuses at labor camp adds fuel to debate on reform
A Chinese magazine’s report on abuses at a notorious labor camp is giving reformers added ammunition in a campaign to abolish a part of the penal system that China’s government says needs change.
Monday, April 08, 2013
Tracking workers' every move can boost productivity — and stress Tracking workers' every move can boost productivity — and stressTracking workers' every move can boost productivity — and stress
Employers count keystrokes, read emails and monitor personal social media accounts. They time bathroom breaks. The cost of efficiency may be worker satisfaction.
As employers push efficiency, the daily grind wears down workersAs employers push efficiency, the daily grind wears down workers
Many businesses no longer want long-term relationships with their employees, who must now work harder without getting financial and psychological rewards that were once routine.