Work

When Low-Wage Workers Can't Afford the Food They Stock Themselves

The awkward ethics of a Walmart food drive.

A Bewitching Look at Migration Patterns Among American States

Who would've thought that the state New Yorkers move to the most is Florida?

Where Atlantic Cities Readers Think Millennials Can Make It Now

Our series drew impassioned responses from city boosters and haters alike.

In Laid-Back Albuquerque, Millennials See a Chance to Live Well

Reasonably priced real estate and an active outdoorsy culture are just some of the reasons young people love the city.

Maps

The World Has Lost an Unbelievable Amount of Forest Since 1999

New high-resolution maps show that we've gobbled up green space more than twice the size of Texas.

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America's Federal Employment Belt

How the federal government shapes job markets beyond D.C. – in Honolulu, Virginia Beach, and across the Sunbelt.

'I Always Knew I Would Come Back' to Pittsburgh

Young Pittsburghers today are finding there's no place like home.

Madrid's Streets Are Covered in Garbage

The city's 6,000 cleaners have been on strike for more than a week. That's bad news for anyone who wants to walk outside.

The Messy, Messy Relationship Between Income (and Race) and Obesity

The groups with the lowest obesity rates? The richest white women and the poorest black men.

Is Florida About to Enter a 'Golden Age' of Rail?

Trains may finally be able to compete with cars.

Jersey City: Cheaper, Yes, But Also a Real Sense of Community

New York-area Millennials moving there are finding a lot more than just low rent.

America's Biggest City Governments Are Still Struggling to Recover From the Recession

Revenues in more than two-thirds of the country's largest municipal governments had not bounced back to their pre-recession levels by 2011.

What Counts as a Living Wage in London?

The mayor says it's $14.15 (or £8.80) per hour, but has no plans to introduce legislation to force employers to pay it.

How China Became the World's Junkyard Capital

The country is at the center of the international scrap recycling universe, and the environmental impacts aren't always pretty.

Clam Juice and Lobster Bisque Turned Around a Tiny Maine Town

Community-development corporations aren't just for cities. Their support can jump-start a rural economy, too.

'I Wanted to Be Successful, and I Could Do That in Houston'

Young professionals see the Texas boom town as a bastion of the traditional American Dream.

3 Missed Chances to Pay for New York's Subway Expansions

It's time to cover the costs of transit investments by capturing the rising value of adjacent land.

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.