Employment

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Why Detroit's Collapse Was So Much Worse Than Other Hard-Hit Cities

Comparing the Motor City's manufacturing woes to the rest of the region.

IHS Economics

Mapping the U.S. Metros Where High Unemployment Could Persist for Years

Yes, there are still plenty of places that are unlikely to rebound until 2018 or later. 

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America's Federal Employment Belt

How the federal government shapes job markets beyond D.C. – in Honolulu, Virginia Beach, and across the Sunbelt.

Reuters

Putting a Face to Spain's Crippling Unemployment

In 2012, Jose Manuel Abel moved to Munich in desperate search of a job. One year later, he's employed, but without his family.

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The Depressing Truth About Single Mothers and Job Access

In Toronto, single-parent households face a serious transit disadvantage.

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These Spell-Binding Visualizations Map British Cities by Density

An interactive platform for urban data geeks or anyone who just wants to look at something pretty.

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From Sewing to Analyzing: The Historical Shift in Urban Work

Over the past century, cities have gone from being centers of specialized industries to arenas for diverse and complex employment.

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Is the U.S. Turning Into a Nation of Temps? Depends on Where You Live

Temporary employment accounted for 15 percent of the nation's job growth over the past four years, but some metro areas are worse off than others.

A Treasure Trove of Economic Data on European Metro Areas

On a continent with particularly soft international borders, the success (or failure) of cities in navigating the recession has remained largely unexamined.

Reuters

The Link Between High Levels of Homeownership and Unemployment

Communities with lots of homeowners may restrict labor mobility, generate longer commutes, and lower rates of new business formation.

Urban Institute

Why Segregation Is Bad for Everyone

Even wealthy people in the suburbs.

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Do Long Commutes Discourage Married Women From Working?

A new study finds that they do — to a very considerable extent.

Sophie Quinton

Can San Antonio Displace Austin as Texas's Tech Hub?

The city has been quietly establishing itself as a center for computer industries.

Reuters

Airports: Where the Jobs Are

17 percent of American workers work within 10 miles of a major airport.

The Surprising Metros That Bounced Back From the Recession First

So far there are only three of them in the U.S. The rest of us are still working on it.

Reuters

5 Ways Hurricane Sandy Could Reshape New York's Economy

Using 9/11 as a guide to figure out the super-storm's impact.

Reuters

In Northeast Ohio, Cars Are the Past, Hospitals Are the Future

Changes in employment in the Cleveland area show shifts in which industries are driving the economy.

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What's Your 'Mobility Biography'?

Major turning points in life are linked with shifts in car ownership and transit use, a new paper argues.

Map of the Day: Where the Government Workers Are

Besides D.C., which states boast the most federal employees?