It's not just that a greater share of African Americans are out of work. It's also that they continue to seek jobs for longer than whites do.
A case of a not-so-open search
Those who have been looking for work for half a year or more are more than three times as likely to be suffering from depression as those with jobs.
An oral-history project documenting some of the least heard people in American society: those with no permanent address
Not long ago, some of the key premises in the commentary on this week’s Times drama would have been considered radical.
"All I can afford to eat for lunch is a cup of coffee and a bag of potato chips."
A new study finds a tendency among employers to need urine samples in order to overcome an assumption that black job candidates are using.
Robert Solow on powerful families’ threat to democratic institutions.
Question 1: Do you have "a natural flair for organizing the activities of others?"
Google is trying to do for hardware what the App Store did for software.
Sick of slogging your way through countless Amazon customer reviews? Sister-websites Wirecutter and Sweethome will give you just one recommendation per product, for everything from WiFi routers to nail clippers.
How did we come to work in spaces that make us so miserable?
Businesses know that bad experiences often translate into negative word of mouth, when customers share their misfortunes with other potential customers. But who talks? And whom do they talk to?
When Glenn Ford became a free man last month, his friends had the idea to build him an Amazon registry for all the things he needed. But after a lifetime behind bars, where do you begin?
Why do so many people—particularly women—seem to have so much on their plates?
With cars shuttling themselves about from one task to the next, cities of the future might need about a third as many vehicle as we have now, a new study finds.
... while the vast majority of songs are on iTunes and YouTube?
The average American gets about 40 minutes less sleep the night after pushing the clock ahead an hour—with measurable consequences for on-the-job safety.
Irene Greif talks to The Atlantic about her life and legacy.