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How to Get Disadvantaged Teenagers on a Career Track

Boston's summer-jobs program puts thousands of teens in professional environments, giving them mentors and experience.

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In Madrid, Street Performers Worry They'll Be Regulated Out of Existence

New rules limiting busking have not gone over well at all with the city's struggling arts community.

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The Growth of College Grads in Dead-End Jobs

The rise of the baristas.

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The Workforce Is Even More Divided by Race Than You Think

The labor market is stratified, if not calcified, by race, with whites seeing much higher wages and lower unemployment than blacks and Hispanics.

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San Antonio's Simple Appeal to Millennials: Diversity, Decent Jobs, and Cheap Living

Young people in search of a less harried life are a big reason why it's one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.

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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.

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Why the Poor Don't Work, According to the Poor

Few say it's because they can't find jobs. But is that a reason to take away their food stamps?

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Why Prisoner Education Is Key to Reducing Crime

Educating an inmate reduces their odds of recidivism by 43 percent. 

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The Dark Side of Chattanooga's Tech Revolution

Companies like Amazon and Volkswagen have flocked to the city. But many working class residents still can't find a good job.

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The Coffeehouse That Political Consulting Built

Steve Hildebrand knew field operations better than anyone in politics. Now he serves espresso and panini to the people of Sioux Falls.

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44 Percent of Young College Grads Are Underemployed (and That's Good News)

Sure, the number sounds scary. But historically speaking, it's more normal than you think.

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How Houston Became the Most Powerful Job Engine in the Country

The secret sauce of the city's success might come down to history, and an ability to learn from past mistakes.

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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.

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Why Unemployment Has Hit Black Households the Hardest

The problem isn't just job loss. It's having no cash on hand when it happens.

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How This Smoke Cloud Became the Ultimate Symbol of Greece's Depression

You don't need any statistics to fully grasp the depth of the economic crisis. You only need to know about the smoke.

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Defending Youngstown: One City's Struggle to Shrink and Flourish

"At some point you need to just turn the picture to the wall and move forward."

A Flash Mob Performs 'Here Comes the Sun' in a Spanish Unemployment Office

Equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming, we think.

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The Top 20 U.S. Metros for Year-End 2012 Pay Increases

Houston and Seattle top one list of actual wage growth from 2011 to 2012.

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How Hurricanes Impact Unemployment, in One Chart

The jump in jobless claims this week looks an awful lot like the one post-Katrina.