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.
Charting a path to success.
Undergraduate statistics degrees have tripled in the past decade. Is 'statistician' really the sexy new job?
Brisbane has half the population of Sydney and Melbourne, but all three cities have very similar commute distances and times.
Urban growth has had much less impact on commuting distances and times than media reports would suggest. The explanations include jobs being widely dispersed and residents' adaptable decision-making.
With the unemployment rate at about the lowest level in almost 50 years, how much lower could it go? An economist explains.
Mid-career workers have solid business skills valuable to the tech industry.
Tech companies that have been wary to hire anyone over 30 are missing out on skilled workers.
Suburbanites now outnumber urban and rural dwellers.
Today, 8 out of every 10 Americans live in a city or suburb.
The number of coal mining jobs has gone up slightly, but many times less than solar-related ones.
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The Trump administration's Affordable Clean Energy Plan would help the declining coal industry, but a study shows many coal workers could transition to a new industry – solar – and earn more money.
Automation has replaced workers in mining and industry, including the steelworks at Port Kembla, but most Australians are more worried about jobs going overseas.
Most Australian workers are fairly relaxed about their own job security, but they do worry about the risks of poor management and outsourcing to cheaper labour.