March 20, 2012, 5am PDT
New York Times economics writer and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman analyzes two major reasons for increasing oil drilling - reducing unemployment and lowering gas prices, and describes why it does neither.
The New York Times - The Opinion Pages
February 6, 2012, 10am PST
Recounting the exalted heights that the profession reached in the last decade, and its complete meltdown during the Great Recession, Scott Timberg asks: where does architecture go from here?
January 19, 2012, 10am PST
A recent piece in the <em>New York Times</em> regarding the unemployment rate among college graduates, and its bad news for Architecture students, has caused controversy and consternation within the profession.
January 19, 2012, 8am PST
A new report released Wednesday, to coincide with a U.S. Conference of Mayors gathering in Washington D.C., finds that only 26 of the nation’s 363 metropolitan areas had recovered the jobs lost during the recession by the end of last year.
November 30, 2011, 10am PST
It's 1900 all over again - more Californians are born here than come from other states or countries. The recession and high housing costs have continued the outflow from the state meaning that growth is dependent largely on offspring of immigrants.
October 17, 2011, 11am PDT
Nevada has gone from having the lowest unemployment in the US in 2006 at 4% to the highest now at 13.4%. Once again Las Vegas is proving to be a reflection of the country's wider problems, where the top end of the market never dropped out.
October 6, 2011, 2pm PDT
Scott Timburg labels Richard Florida overly optimistic and blames the media for not portraying the 'fading creative class,' because their recession pain has not been sufficiently dramatic.
September 30, 2011, 8am PDT
Richard Florida examines the stark regional variance behind American unemployment figures. He finds that Bismark and Fargo in North Dakota have least unemployment, while the Californian Central Valley suffers the highest.
September 6, 2011, 5am PDT
The debate may be as old as the first environmental regulation on the federal books - do regulations kill jobs? Fresh from a Sept. 2 victory over EPA's attempt to strengthen smog regulations,Republicans will continue the effort to reduce regulations
The New York Times - Business Day
August 4, 2011, 1pm PDT
Joblessness in the Charlotte region is high, and has been for a while. This review of unemployment figures shows a long-term problem.
UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
July 14, 2011, 7am PDT
With unemployment numbers falling, jobs are on the rise in some rural parts of the country.
June 16, 2011, 11am PDT
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.
AP via Bloomberg Business Week
December 15, 2010, 2pm PST
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>.
September 16, 2010, 7am PDT
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.
July 3, 2010, 9am PDT
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.
May 18, 2010, 5am PDT
These 10 American cities top the nation as being home to the most layoffs. California is a hotbed.
April 27, 2010, 11am PDT
Democrats in congress are trying to divert some federal bailout money to cities and counties, where job losses are crippling municipal services.
January 12, 2010, 1pm PST
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.
NPR: All Things Considered
January 4, 2010, 7am PST
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.
The New York Times - Global Business
December 29, 2009, 8am PST
Architects and carpenters are among this list of the nine jobs hit hardest by the recession in 2009.