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STEM Skills Are In Demand Across The Labor Market

In a first-of-its-kind study, the Brookings Institute analyzed millions of advertisements for job vacancies and compared the length of time jobs requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and non-STEM related jobs remained open.

08/27/2014

A man walks by a 'now hiring' sign. (Photo credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Unemployment Rates Fall in 21 US States Last Month

More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.

04/18/2014

American women born in the early 1980s – a generation dubbed Millennials – are 33 percent more likely to earn a college degree by the age of 27 than their male peers. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Poll: Women 33 Percent More Likely Than Men To Earn College Degree

American women born in the early 1980s – a generation dubbed Millennials – are 33 percent more likely to earn a college degree by the age of 27 than their male peers.

03/31/2014

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Employers’ Wariness Thwarts Many Blind Jobseekers

Back in the late 1980s, when Maura Mazzocca was a human resources administrator with a Boston-area firm, a blind man showed up to apply for a job. Today, she remembers the encounter ruefully.

11/03/2013

More Americans are quitting their jobs, suggesting many are growing more confident in the job market. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Number Of Americans Quitting Their Jobs Rises, Sign Of Economic Confidence

More Americans are quitting their jobs, suggesting many are growing more confident in the job market.

06/11/2013

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Study: 73 Percent Of Americans Personally Affected By Job Losses

The Great Recession personally affected a vast majority of Americans with 56 percent of a study saying they have less money in savings than they did before the economic decline.

02/07/2013

The Brooklyn Bridge, lower Manhattan and East River are seen in this view of the New York City skyline from the air in a helicopter above New York on April 22, 2010. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US Cities Growing At Faster Rate Than Suburbs For First Time In Century

For the first time in a century, most of America’s largest cities are growing at a faster rate than their surrounding suburbs as young adults seeking a foothold in the weak job market shun home-buying and stay put in bustling urban centers.

06/28/2012

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