CIA Director John Brennan announced a new effort to tackle the problem of a largely white workforce, whose lack of diversity is undercutting the spy agency’s intelligence mission.
There are about 2.6 unemployed Americans, on average, for each open job, the report shows. That’s close to the ratio of 2 to 1 that is typical of healthier economies. The ratio of unemployed people to available jobs reached a record 6.7 in July 2009, just after the recession ended.
U.S. consumer confidence jumped this month on a better outlook for hiring and overall growth, supporting other signs that show the economy could accelerate in 2014.
A dim view of the U.S. job market emerged Tuesday with a report that employers cut back on hiring in September just before a partial government shutdown began.
NASA is hiring a new crew of astronauts to potentially fly into space.