Jobs

A Mapping Tool That Demystifies the Link Between Transportation and Jobs

How factors like transit mode and commute time affect job access in the New York metropolitan area.

The Business Case for Paying Service Workers More

MIT's Zeynep Ton explains the theory behind the Good Jobs Strategy.

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.

The Fastest-Growing Jobs of This Decade

Hospital rooms, shopping floors, and fast-food counters: This is where the future of U.S. employment lives. We think.

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. 

This Map Wants to Change How You Think About Your Commute

With the help of 4.2 trillion points of data.

New York City's Subway Matchmaking Service Is Hiring 'Cupids'

Get paid to scope out eligible singles on the train.

'Young People in Omaha Are Able to Take Bigger Risks'

In the Midwest's "sweet spot," it's easier to stand out.

Where Millennials Can Make It Now

The new geography of being young in America.

The Rise of Invisible Work

Companies like Airbnb and Etsy are redefining what it means to have a "job." Is that good for the economy?

There's Only One City in Europe With Both Ample Jobs and Cheap Housing

At least, that's how it feels to Europeans, according to a new survey.

The Grim Math of the Working-Class Housing Crisis

What happens when skyrocketing rents meet stagnating wages among low-income workers? U.S. cities are finding out.

How Traffic Congestion Affects Economic Growth

For good and bad.

Chicago Survives the Months-Long Red Line South Reconstruction Project

The quiet end of a major mass transit disruption.

The Problem With Defining 'Downtown'

And counting all of the people (and jobs) who have supposedly moved there.

The Problem With Living Wage Bills Aimed at Walmart

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray just vetoed a measure that would have effectively established two very different minimum wages in the city.

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.

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.

The Unsteady Rise of Minority Civil Servants

Where public payrolls still don't reflect the local population.