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The New Geography of the Service Class

Which metros have the largest share of service class workers?

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

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America's Leading Creative Class Metros

Which metros have the highest share of creative class workers?

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Race, Gender, and the Creative Class

The creative class has opened up new avenues of advancement for women and minorities, but its existence has failed to put an end to long-standing divisions.

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The Economic Impact of Knowledge Clusters

A new study identifies 11 knowledge cluster regions throughout the U.S. and their economic impact. 

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A Blueprint for a Profitable Urban Farm

A new reports argues that plentiful vacant land in Youngstown can create jobs and money.

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How and Why American Cities Are Coming Back

A conversation with Alan Ehrenhalt, author of The Great Inversion, on what it means for communities across America.

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Best Places for New College Grads, 2012

The job market for this year's college graduates is tough, but choosing the right city can make all the difference.

America's Urban-Rural Work Divide

Where we live dictates an awful lot about the type of work available to us.

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Which Metros Are Recovering Fastest

The economic recovery remains uneven according to a Brookings Metro Monitor report released today.

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Americans Who Actually Make Things

A look at the 8.2 million Americans who work in manufacturing of all sorts.

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Where the Green Jobs Are

Some 3.1 million people are employed in "green goods and services" jobs, but state patterns vary considerably.

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The Great Jobs Shift

How major industries have changed from their peak up to today.

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The U.S. Cities With the Fastest Growing Job Markets

Last year was a decent one for employment growth in large metros.

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Where to Find a Creative Class Job in 2020

High-paid knowledge, professional, and creative class occupations will add roughly 7 million new jobs by 2020. Here's where you'll find them.

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Where to Find a Service Job in 2020

Service jobs are projected to make up more than roughly half of all new jobs by 2020. Here's where you'll find them.

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The World's Best Cities for Students

If you're in college, these are the cities where you want to be.

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A Blueprint for a 21st Century Workforce

The question we need to ask ourselves is, what skills will help workers earn the most?

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Where the Jobs Will Be in 2020

A critical look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment projections for the rest of the decade.