As long as interest rates rise on positive economic news, as opposed to bad news, the economy will continue creating jobs at a decent pace.
FORTUNE -- The U.S. economy created 195,000 jobs in June, more than most expected. The number of jobs created in April in May were revised upward, and the unemployment rate stayed at 7.6%.
The question now is will the economy continue creating jobs at a decent clip, particularly MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Jul 5, 2013 8:44 AM ET
As the price of a four-year degree climbs, nearly half of university presidents in a new survey believe it hasn't become more valuable.
FORTUNE – Despite countless studies that show you're better off with a college degree than without one, only about half of presidents at U.S. universities believe a four-year bachelor's degree is worth more or a lot more in today's job market than it was five years ago, according MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Jun 11, 2013 10:09 AM ET
The market might have loved the number, but that doesn't mean we should.
FORTUNE -- Good, but not too good. That's what the market wanted, and that's what it got.
In May, U.S. employers had 175,000 more workers on their payrolls than they did the month before. That made May the fourth-best job month for hiring out of the past eight. Any signs that we are headed toward a double dip recession MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - Jun 7, 2013 12:25 PM ET
A new study reports there are more U.S. jobs in math and science than previously thought, if you know where to look.
FORTUNE – As Congress debates the future of the nation's immigration laws, lots of attention has been paid to highly skilled workers graduating from top U.S. universities. The biggest names in the tech industry have lobbied to make it easier for them live and work in America. They say many MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Jun 5, 2013 7:59 AM ET
A new study points to higher homeownership as the reason the unemployed aren't finding work.
FORTUNE -- For the past few years, economists have been waiting for the housing market to rebound so the job market can finally -- crash? Wait, no. It's the opposite. Right?
On Friday, we'll get the latest look at how the job market is doing. Hiring is improving, but the unemployment rate has stayed stubbornly high. The MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - Jun 4, 2013 10:31 AM ET
According to a new report, the jobless rate for 15- to 24-year olds in the richest countries is at a decades-long high and isn't expected to drop much in the next few years.
FORTUNE -- Being jobless is an awful thing for anyone no matter where they live. But it's especially unnerving for young people just starting their careers. A lot has been written about the topic lately, but two new MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - May 13, 2013 12:11 PM ET
Don't believe the Heritage Foundation's $6.3 trillion assumption.
FORTUNE -- As U.S. lawmakers debate a Senate bill this week on far-reaching immigration legislation, it feels a little like 2007 all over again.
That was the last time Washington took up the biggest changes in America's immigration laws in more than 20 years. Negotiations quickly broke down, however, as lawmakers were deeply split on the Senate bill offering legal status to millions of MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - May 8, 2013 12:20 PM ET
Readers weigh in with their personal observations about why American men are struggling economically.
By Nina Easton, senior editor
FORTUNE -- There is a growing consensus among scholars on the right, left, and center that the state of median-income men in America is in distress.
They've endured a three-decade drop in earnings. Even before the financial crash, prime-age men were dropping out of the workforce altogether, and the problem has only worsened MOREMay 8, 2013 9:17 AM ET
It was a stronger-than-expected jobs report, but we're still a long way from the Federal Reserve's key target of 6.5% or lower.
FORTUNE – If the U.S. Federal Reserve's remarks earlier this week seemed at all vague, today's jobs report should give us a clearer picture of what the central bank might do next to boost the economy.
U.S. businesses added 165,000 jobs in April. Stocks soared and Wall Street cheered, as MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - May 3, 2013 11:25 AM ET
Economist Dean Baker, who called the jobs market correctly in March, says the outlook for hiring is likely to remain weak.
FORTUNE -- For the past month or so, economist Dean Baker of the left-leaning Center for Economic Policy Research, has been saying that hiring wasn't nearly as strong as it appeared. Few listened, but they should have.
For March, economists on average expected employers would add about 220,000 workers to their MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - Apr 9, 2013 5:00 AM ET
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