Economy

RSS Feed
NPR

Adjustments Behind The Numbers Shape Job News

Employers added 80,000 jobs in June, fewer than expected. It appears that hiring has slowed considerably after starting the year at a healthy clip. But as NPR's Sonari Glinton explains monthly payroll numbers aren't always reliable.
NPR

CEO Spill The Beans On Hiring Hesitancy

Host Scott Simon speaks with two CEOs about why more companies aren't hiring. Christopher M. Gorman is president of Key Corporate Bank and CEO of KeyBank in Cleveland. Lynn Ann Casey is the CEO of Arc Aspicio.
NPR

Options Slim, Older Job Seekers Try Starting Fresh

For the long-term unemployed, training for a new profession can help open the door to job opportunities. But starting over can be particularly difficult for older workers. Deborah Klein, 62 and unemployed since 2008, hopes her new training as a pharmacy technician will help her finally land a job.
NPR

U.S. Unemployment Rate Sticks At 8.2 Percent

Job growth in June was disappointing and employers only added 80,000 jobs to payrolls. That's a bit more than the previous month but less than the forecast. The unemployment rate held steady at 8.2 percent.
NPR

Jobs Report And Politics: The Monthly Spin Cycle

It's become a pattern: On the first Friday of the month, the Labor Department issues a disappointing economic report. Republicans cite it as proof of President Obama's failed policies. The White House urges everyone to focus on the glass half full. And both sides miss the broader picture.
WAMU 88.5

The Global Banking Scandal

The ousted chief executive of Barclays Bank says it wasn’t the only financial institution that tried to manipulate benchmark interest rates. We look at the widening global bank scandal and the role of regulators.

Pages