Jobs

Public Transit Is Worth Way More to a City Than You Might Think

A new report finds a hidden economic value of anywhere from $1.5 million to $1.8 billion a year.

How a Simple Piece of Legislation Transformed a City's Entire Economy

Sioux Falls used to be a sleepy agriculture town. Now, it's one of the country's leading banking centers.

Mapping the People Left Behind by the Knowledge Economy

What happens when workers follow manufacturing work to a city's fringe, only to find that service jobs have returned downtown?

Do Unpaid Internships Lead to Jobs? Not for College Students

In an internship that doesn't pay? Get up and leave the office. You have nothing to lose. Literally. Nothing.

A Better Way of Measuring America's Science and Tech Jobs

A new study argues that only half of our so-called STEM jobs require a college degree.

The Suburbanization of Poverty

Public perception has yet to catch up to the reality that the poor now live in the suburbs, too.

The Recession Halted Urban Job Sprawl

A silver lining.

The Problem With Calling Cities 'Post-Industrial'

It's time to come up with a new way of thinking and talking about places like Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland.

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.

How Places Like Columbus, Indiana, Outrank Silicon Valley

These smaller cities shine when it comes to attracting and keeping jobs.

Creatives and the Crisis

Since the start of the economic crisis, creative class workers have fared substantially better than others.

'Hipster Is Not a Real Job'

An ad campaign from British Columbia backfires.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.

America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.

Education and Job Requirements: The Great Mismatch

Gaps between educational attainment and job openings are responsible for our long-term unemployment problems.

Jerusalem Bets on a Skyscraper Forest

Officials hope to build a jobs center near a new high speed rail station.

The U.S. Cities Where Young Adults Are Most (and Least) Likely To Live at Home

Metro areas with low rates of marriage, high unemployment, and low educational attainment have the largest share of 'boomerang' kids.

The Hidden Factor in Bike Commuting: Showers

People are much more likely to ride to work if they have a place to clean up once they get there.

Too Many Metro Areas Are Still Failing to Connect Workers and Jobs

Most jobs are near mass transit. But actually taking transit to work is out of the question for most Americans.