Apr. 30, 2014

Long-term unemployment is still high; new research suggests geography could be one reason

New research finds that living near where there are jobs significantly reduces the amount of time it takes unemployed jobseekers to find work, and that the effect is especially significant for blacks, women and older workers.

Apr. 28, 2014

Americans agree inequality has grown, but don’t agree on why

Two-thirds of Americans say the gap between the rich and everyone else has increased, but when asked why they cite dozens of different reasons.

Apr. 25, 2014

The facts and figures behind proposed trans-Pacific trade deal

Apr. 25, 2014

Chart of the Week: U.S. middle class no longer the world’s richest

A New York Times chart illustrates disparities in income growth between the U.S. and other advanced economies.

Apr. 22, 2014

Supreme Court says states can ban affirmative action; 8 already have

Apr. 17, 2014

Reality check: How close are we to teleportation and Mars colonies?

We asked Americans how likely they thought five things were to happen by 2064. Here’s what they said, and what science says.

Apr. 14, 2014

U.S. workforce more concentrated in large — and largely low-paid — occupations

U.S. employment has become more concentrated in the largest occupational categories, and well-paying jobs account for a smaller share of those large categories than they did a decade or so ago.

Apr. 11, 2014

Chart of the Week: Making sense of the Medicare data dump

Different medical specialties varied widely not only in how much they received from the Medicare program, but in how much of those funds went to overhead.

Apr. 8, 2014

Rising cost of child care may help explain recent increase in stay-at-home moms

The rising cost of child care may be among the factors behind a recent rise in the number of stay-at-home mothers.

Apr. 4, 2014

Chart of the week: Still deep in the jobs hole

At current rates of job growth, employment won’t reach its pre-recession level for more than five years.