February 1, 2013 The economy shrank slightly at the end of 2012, and the unemployment rate ticked up in January. But this spring's data could look much brighter if the housing market continues to heat up as expected. That's because the sector supports a variety of jobs, ranging from bricklayers to appliance manufacturers.
February 1, 2013 Nobody knows exactly how many jobs the economy added (or lost) last month. Here's how to make an educated guess.
February 1, 2013 The jobless rate was 7.9 percent vs. 7.8 percent in December. But new data show job growth has been better than first thought and ended 2012 on a strong note. Overall, it's estimated that several hundred thousand more jobs were created in 2011 and 2012 than previously thought.
January 31, 2013 WNYCOne in five Americans has a criminal record, according to some estimates. And while punishment is usually temporary, those records can last forever. With an already stiff job climate, finding employment can be even tougher for those millions with unlawful pasts.
January 31, 2013 Some Republicans have already seized the moment, saying this decision was part of the "failed Obama record." The Obama administration said it was already moving forward with some of the council's recommendations.
January 31, 2013 The year ended on a strong note, with personal incomes up 2.6 percent in December alone. But over all of 2012, growth in both incomes and spending was less than the increases in 2011. The week's big economic news comes Friday when we'll hear how many jobs were created in January.
January 30, 2013 Federal spending cuts may have hurt the U.S. economy's fourth-quarter growth. But don't count on that changing the dynamics of the current debate over the sequester, the ax poised to start hacking $1.2 trillion from federal spending if Congress fails to stop it by the March 1 deadline.
January 30, 2013 As more grown children cannot find jobs and aging parents aren't working, the generation in the middle is faced with financial responsibility for both groups, a Pew study finds.