It's been seven years since the financial meltdown, and more than 10 million people are still out of work across the country. Money Talking asks why CEO pay continues to rise as the economy limps along.
New York City has a record number of jobs. But well-paying jobs on Wall Street are disappearing.
Researchers can't seem to agree how many tech jobs there are in New York, only that the number is growing.
The city is growing jobs faster than the country. But they are not the middle-class jobs of a generation ago.
It's the first Friday of the month, which means the Bureau of Labor statistics releases the monthly jobs numbers. The full February report is here in PDF form. Below, quick takes and analysis some from of our favorite economy watchers on Twitter. If there's someone else you'd recommend, tweet us @brianlehrer.
This week's "most read" New York Times article is a Thomas Friedman column that expands on a previous NYT interview with Google's hiring manager Laszlo Bock. "Corner Office" columnist for The New York Times, Adam Bryant, discusses his original interview with Bock, and why Google looks for unconventional types of intelligence.
Some of New York's only unionized fast food workers are getting a raise.
The fashion industry may have found a champion in Bill de Blasio, as the new mayor kicks off his first Fashion Week.
It's become popular to insist that the key to a successful career is to simply "follow your bliss" straight into a profession that you're truly passionate about. For most people, is it really practical to do what you love? And if it's not, why are we giving this advice to our young people? Miya Tokumitsu, holds a Ph.D in art history. Her recent essay in Jacobin magazine breaks down why being told to "do what you love" isn't necessarily sound advice.
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The latest state and local employment numbers show the jobless rate fell in New York and New Jersey in December.