A growing earnings gap between those with a college education and those without is creating economic and cultural rifts throughout the country.
A visit to a robot factory in Ohio
Economists say the document doesn’t account for the costs of tax cuts and its other policy proposals.
As brick-and-mortar stores close, local governments in struggling regions lose much-needed tax revenues.
As employment options shrink in parts of the Midwest, many men who once worked in manufacturing are finding new careers in health care.
The disappearance of manufacturing and the rise of opioid abuse has hit men in the Rust Belt hard. That’s meant women are left to pick up the pieces.
No, they’re not in the Rust Belt.
Less-populous places with colleges are thriving, but reproducing that success elsewhere is difficult.
If legislators don’t act by the end of April, miners will lose their health-care benefits. They may soon lose their retirement benefits, too.
The state’s GOP leadership tried to make the state more business-friendly. Now residents are saying their water isn’t safe to drink.
A Silicon Valley program is matching young, lower-income workers with employers eager to diversify their ranks
In Charlotte and other Southern cities, poor children have the lowest odds of making it to the top income bracket of kids anywhere in the country. Why?
A new book argues that the giving patterns of today’s wealthy may present challenges to the democratic process.
Two Princeton economists elaborate on their work exploring rising mortality rates among certain demographics.
Many experts have blamed a poor job market, but new research indicates that an overlooked cause may be poor health.
Programs that help low-income Americans are not among the administration’s priorities in its just-released budget.
David Weil, an Obama appointee who headed up DOL's wage-and-hour division, reflects on the previous administration and assesses the early days of the current one.
Declines in manufacturing employment are shaping the structure of the American family.
Company mergers led to plant closures in this small town, illustrating how what’s good for consumers can often be bad for communities.
Maybe it’s a good thing the trucking industry is ripe for automation.
Even when a relatively small number of people participate