GlobalSeptember 17, 2014

Q&A: Why one polling expert says Scotland likely to say ‘no’ to independence

Claire Durand, a sociology professor at the University of Montreal, discusses recent polling on the issue of Scottish independence.

GlobalSeptember 15, 2014

In its peaceful nature and uncertain outcome, Scotland’s independence vote stands out

Scotland’s independence referendum stands out from most other such votes in two ways: its peaceful nature and doubt as to its outcome.

Fact TankSeptember 8, 2014

Who makes minimum wage?

Perhaps surprisingly, not very many people earn minimum wage, and they make up a smaller share of the workforce than they used to.

September 4, 2014

Moonlighting is less common now, despite what you might have heard

Contrary to conventional wisdom, working multiple jobs has become less common over the past two decades.

Fact TankSeptember 2, 2014

School days: How the U.S. compares with other countries

Fact TankAugust 29, 2014

For Labor Day, a look at the state of underemployment

Although the official unemployment rate was down to 6.2% in July, many economists and other analysts have concluded that that measure doesn’t fully capture what’s happened to the U.S. economy since the Great Recession officially ended in the summer of 2009.

Internet & TechAugust 15, 2014

As machines take on more human work, what’s left for us?

Over the next decade or two, the spread of robotics and machine intelligence likely will affect millions of U.S. workers in jobs long thought to be relatively immune to computerization.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 8, 2014

Chart of the Week: The most liberal and conservative big cities

Internet & TechAugust 6, 2014

Reshaping the workplace: Tech-related jobs that didn’t exist (officially, at least) 15 years ago

Technological change already has reshaped the U.S. workforce — creating new job categories while others fade away.

Fact TankAugust 1, 2014

Chart of the Week: Which states have the most nurses, and where are they paid the most?

This interactive chart makes comparing occupational employment and pay across states not only easy but fun.