Sunset over an Iowa farm.
Since the Great Recession, most of the nation's rural counties have struggled to recover lost jobs and retain their people.
The problem of unsafe drinking water afflicts poor communities most.
Just as America's highways, sewage systems and water pipes need fixing, so does the growing gap between rich and poor. Trump and the Democrats could use that money to address both.
Women of color hold more professional and managerial jobs today than they did in 1996.
White men have historically and disproportionately held official, managerial and professional occupations. But women and people of color are slowly gaining.
Who needs a worker checking shelves when you have a robot?
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Two management experts devised a new way to predict whether your job is likely to get stolen by a robot – and what you can do about it.
AI researchers think there is a 50% chance AI will outperform humans in all tasks in 45 years and that almost all current human jobs can be automated in 120 years.
There is little evidence of any strategic planning by Australia's federal and state governments to deal with social dislocation caused by AI-driven automation.
Understanding how people move through job sectors is crucial.
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Little is known about how many people transition between the informal and formal sectors, a phenomenon called "churning".
Atlassian boss Scott Farquhar says the government’s encryption laws ‘threatens jobs’.
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A forum of Australian tech companies this week was told the government's encryption laws could see Australian jobs moved overseas. Labor's promised to "fix" the laws, but that could be too late.
A man offers his services at a traffic intersection in Cape Town. Almost 55% of South African youth are unemployed.
A national minimum wage could benefit young people who have jobs and stimulate those who have given up trying to find work. But those without work need additional help.
When a degree is not enough, how can students make themselves more employable?
Skilled craft jobs like plumbing and carpentry pay better than most blue-collar jobs.
President Trump says that the white working class is being pushed out of the job market. But that doesn't seem to be true for the best-paying blue-collar jobs.
Amazon will not build their second headquarters in Long Island City.
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Economic research suggests tax incentives and other corporate subsidies don't have the positive impact they're supposed to.
Amazon’s plan to build a new headquarters in Long Island City faced significant resistance.
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Amazon nixed plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City after some New Yorkers questioned the wisdom of offering billions in tax breaks in exchange for job promises. A Texas study suggests they had reason to worry.
Soweto in South Africa. Apartheid’s spacial planning still affects people’s lives.
The high costs of finding work make it difficult for young South Africans to get jobs.
An obsession with GDP growth fails to account for some of society's most pressing problems.
About one in five school leavers who start university will not complete a degree within nine years.
Before deciding what to study at which university, high school graduates should consider the drop-out rates, early-career employment prospects and lifetime earnings their program is likely to yield.
Solar workers on the job in Oregon.
Multiple studies have found the overall impact on labor markets to be minor, even if some workers will need new career paths.
For every £1 men earn per hour, women earn 81.6p.
How an increased use of technology could widen the gender pay gap in higher education.
South Africa needs to create more jobs - but there’s no clarity on how this might happen.
South Africa's job summit ignored the great chasms that exist on how to create jobs.
First-generation college students face uneven prospects well after college.
First-generation college students earn substantially less than their peers whose parents went to college, new research shows.
The best way to help young people into work is to listen to their aspirations, and cater to their needs.