For young Americans, unemployment returns to pre-recession levels
More than half (50.9%) of the nation's nearly 8 million unemployed for April are ages 16 to 34 – even though that group makes up just over a third of the civilian labor force.
Stock market leads recovery, but inflation cuts into gains
Americans recognize stocks as the feature of the economy that's recovered the most strongly from the Great Recession. But inflation means the market's gains aren't quite as robust as they might first appear.
Jobs situation looks brighter as employers seek to fill more positions
There were 1.8 unemployed people per job opening in January, another indicator of the improving jobs situation.
Most Say Government Policies Since Recession Have Done Little to Help Middle Class, Poor
Discontent with Politics Common in Many Emerging and Developing Nations
People in emerging and developing countries around the world are on balance unhappy with the way their political systems are working.
More openings and hires give Americans reason for greater job optimism
As openings and new hires hit levels not seen in years, more Americans say they're hearing mostly good news about the jobs situation.
Views of Job News Turn Much More Positive Over Past Year
Four signs of the improving U.S. jobs situation
The unemployment rate may get most of the attention, but why people are unemployed, and how long they've been out of work, can be just as telling about the state of the economy.
America’s ‘middle’ holds its ground after the Great Recession
The share of Americans who live in middle-income households has held steady since 2010 – a flat trend that might actually be good news.
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