Joblessness in the Charlotte region is high, and has been for a while. This review of unemployment figures shows a long-term problem.
Aug 4, 2011 UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
With unemployment numbers falling, jobs are on the rise in some rural parts of the country.
Jul 14, 2011 The Daily Yonder
AP reports on the Anderson Forecast from UCLA that looks into CA's housing slump and shows two distinct markets, one on the rise and the other (single-family housing) falling.
Jun 16, 2011 AP via Bloomberg Business Week
More than two-thirds of rural areas in the United States have seen growth in jobs since 2009, according to this article from <em>The Daily Yonder</em>.
Dec 15, 2010 The Daily Yonder
Despite some accusations that the federal stimulus funding has not been filtering down to actual transportation projects, work is being done. But the influx of money hasn't been able to revive a flagging construction industry.
Sep 16, 2010 Time
New figures from the National Association of Realtors show that the number of new homes being built and the number of homes being sold were both down during May.
Jul 3, 2010 The New York Times
These 10 American cities top the nation as being home to the most layoffs. California is a hotbed.
May 18, 2010 ABC
Democrats in congress are trying to divert some federal bailout money to cities and counties, where job losses are crippling municipal services.
Apr 27, 2010 Los Angeles Times
NPR interviews the AP reporter who conducted an analysis of stimulus spending in one particular area - road construction. His finding was that in addition to having no effect on total unemployment, it didn't improve construction employment either.
Jan 12, 2010 NPR: All Things Considered
While the U.S. has its infamous Single Room Occupancy hotels, Tokyo has its "capsule" hotels - making SROs appear downright spacious by comparison. This article and accompanying slide show looks at life for one resident of Capsule Hotel Shinjuku 510.
Jan 4, 2010 The New York Times - Global Business