Will the real unemployment rate please stand up?

America's unemployment rate—most recently reported as 6.1 percent—has long been used to gauge the country's economic well-being. But a new working paper released by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public ...

Unemployment rate for electrical engineers soars to new record

The unemployment rate for U.S. electrical and electronics engineers (EEs) hit a new record in the second quarter, while the rate for all engineers increased for a second straight quarter, according to data released last week ...

Researchers use mobile phone data to predict employment shocks

Northeastern University computational social scientist David Lazer and his interdisciplinary research team have demonstrated that mobile phone data can be used to quickly and accurately detect, track, and predict changes ...

Analyzing employment trends through cell phone data

Policymakers now have another tool in their arsenal to help recognize and respond quickly to economic shocks. A new research study co-authored by Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor Daniel Shoag finds that call detail ...

Obama announces $2.4 bln grant for electric vehicles

President Barack Obama Wednesday unveiled a 2.4-billion-dollar funding boost for the development of new generation electric vehicles and slammed critics of his economic rescue plans.

Economic recession leads to increased entrepreneurship, study finds

(Phys.org) -- The recent economic recession has caused many changes in the business landscape across the country, including high unemployment rates. Due to these high rates and the struggling economy, University of Missouri ...

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