We asked a bunch of economists what they would say if they were giving a commencement address this spring. Here's what they told us.
Planet Money posts about Jobs
Earlier this year, the percentage of Americans who are working or looking for work fell to its lowest level since 1979.
A broader measure of unemployment shows millions of Americans who are out of work or can't find a full-time job.
It's come to our attention that we've missed one of the biggest stories in our economy: The startling rise in the number of people on federal disability programs.
The story of federal disability programs — who goes on them, and why, and what happens after that — is, to a large extent, the story of the U.S. economy.
Even in good economic times, new jobs are constantly being created and old jobs are constantly being destroyed.
America's still-awful job market, in two charts.
Women are paid less than men, even when they're doing the same jobs. Here's where the wage gap is smallest — and largest.
Nobody knows exactly how many jobs the economy added (or lost) last month. Here's how to make an educated guess.
Christie's estimates the chart will sell for $20,000 to $30,000.
Union membership is at a 97-year low. Will private-sector organized labor survive the 21st century?
See which jobs top the list — and which are less deadly than you might have thought.
As the financial crisis wanes, economists are shifting their attention toward a more subtle, possibly more upsetting crisis in the United States.
Thousands of workers have flooded into the town. But they're reluctant to call it home.