Episode 577: The Kansas Experiment

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Republican governor lives the dream. He cuts taxes dramatically in his state, and he promises good times ahead. But the good times do not come. Now he's fighting for his political life.


The Most Common Jobs For The Rich, Middle Class And Poor

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What do people up and down the income ladder do for work?


40 Years Of Income Inequality In America, In Graphs

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Households at the top saw the biggest gains. Those at the bottom stagnated. But what about the people in between?


The Takeaway

So You Want a Career in Manufacturing?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Forget shoulder-to-shoulder assembly lines—advanced manufacturing requires high-end production, and those who want to be successful will need high-tech skills and a good design sense.

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Episode 567: Getting Unstuck

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

For years now, the economy has been kind of stuck. The unemployment rate is getting better, but slowly. Household incomes have been falling. Today, stories of two people trying to get unstuck.


Money Talking

Where the Economy's Headed Before the Midterm Elections

Friday, September 05, 2014

Two months before the midterm elections, how is the economy doing? The answer could have a big impact on who gets elected this fall. 


The Unemployment Rate In Every State, Before And After The Great Recession

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Yes, unemployment has gone up. But not everywhere.

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Latest Opening in Atlantic City: Unemployment Center

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

New Jersey teams up with a labor union to help laid-off casino workers.


All Things Considered

The Toughest Class In Nursing School Is The First One

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

For people who want a good-paying, stable nursing job, one class stands in the way: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology. We follow one student who is starting that class.


The Takeaway

So You Want To Be a Lawyer

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Ditch the country club and move to Nebraska. Young law school graduates looking for clients are set to have more luck in rural towns where they're the only lawyer for miles.

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Atlantic City Loses Thousands Of Jobs as Casinos Close En Masse

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Boardwalk behemoths are emptying out in Atlantic City in quick succession.


Morning Edition

A Mall With Two Minimum Wages

Thursday, August 28, 2014

There's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.



Innovation Hub: Work, Interrupted

Thursday, August 28, 2014

On this episode of Innovation Hub, celebrate Labor Day weekend with a look at how the American workplace and its workers are changing -- for better and for worse.

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Who's In The Office? The American Workday In One Graph

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What is the typical American workday? We take a look at how working hours change according to job type.


Episode 562: A Mall Divided

Friday, August 22, 2014

A California mall straddles the border between two cities — and the minimum wage is higher on one side of the mall.


Why Restaurant And Hotel Workers May Soon Get A Raise

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Restaurants and hotels are posting new job openings faster than they can fill them. This is a promising sign for the economy.


Episode 485: What's Your Major?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The most lucrative majors lead to jobs with salaries over $100,000 a year. The least lucrative lead to salaries of around $30,000.


Freakonomics Radio

Should Tipping be Banned? (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, August 07, 2014

It's awkward, random, confusing -- and probably discriminatory too.


Listen to Lucy

Why we are more vocal about loo rolls than our jobs

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Why we are more vocal about loo rolls than our jobs


The Brian Lehrer Show

De Blasio at Six Months: Where New York's New Jobs Will Come From

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

All this week on the Brian Lehrer Show we're checking in on the de Blasio administration's progress on a variety of key issues, six months into his first term. We'll talk to advocacy groups about how the mayor has lived up to his campaign promises on the environment, crime, housing, and more. Friday, we'll hear from Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Richard Florida, professor at New York University, director of the Martin Prosperity
Institute at the University of Toronto and senior editor at The Atlantic, say they have a blueprint to create jobs for an "inclusive and creative" New York. They discuss their proposals, their event at NYU this afternoon, and whether tech can really drive middle-class growth. Plus, Stringer assesses the de Blasio administration's jobs record thus far, as part of our week-long series.

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