The labor market is stratified, if not calcified, by race, with whites seeing much higher wages and lower unemployment than blacks and Hispanics.
"I don't have to work seven days a week here to pay the bills and do what I want to do."
The most successful programs require huge cash investments and federal assistance — tough to come by in these troubled times.
Here are the graphs to prove it.
And they'll all be gone by January.
Big cities may produce the most players, but the smaller ones have much higher efficiency ratings.
But that may change next year.
According to new research, almost 40 percent of adults experience impoverishment by age 60. But while poverty's reach is wide, it isn't necessarily deep.
Critics say the country is wasting money on its new satellite. But funding space research is what birthed the lucrative tech industry in the first place.
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.
There are deep divisions in one of the world's most powerful global cities.
In the Midwest's "sweet spot," it's easier to stand out.
The new geography of being young in America.
An interactive picture of Americans perpetually on the move.
The number of students without a home has hit a record high, according to new data from the Department of Education.
How, exactly, do they create jobs? We're not really sure.
Companies like Airbnb and Etsy are redefining what it means to have a "job." Is that good for the economy?
The federal government plays a major role, but it is not the single largest industry in the region.
In 2012, Jose Manuel Abel moved to Munich in desperate search of a job. One year later, he's employed, but without his family.