The new figure points to the challenge for the majority of Americans who do not have a four-year college degree.
Responses to an essay that urged additional compensation for health workers. Also: Space heaters and the Bronx fire; entertaining young kids; ketamine.
Recent research underlines the central role that automation has played in widening disparities.
Many players and fans want bigger rosters and more teams, but the W.N.B.A. said it can’t “expand for expansion’s sake” without the money to support it.
The Labor Department said the owner of a Georgia auto-repair shop had retaliated against the former employee for reporting that he had not received his final paycheck.
Health care workers during the pandemic deserve hazard pay.
The gain of 199,000 was the weakest of the year, but not for lack of demand: The unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, and wages increased.
Government data for November shows the continuing disruption of the coronavirus in the labor market.
Readers discuss an essay urging a Justice Department investigation. Also: Anthony Fauci; Covid frustration; Betty White; women’s wages; Black voters.
For once, the government tried overheating the economy. For better and worse, it succeeded.
It’s now a common job interview question. It can also be a trap. Here’s how to answer.
“Hard pants,” R.T.O. and boomer burnout made for an eventful second pandemic year. They also taught us about the economic future.
With many companies now inching toward more humane pay, the question of how to define a living wage deserves broader public discussion.
The company was originally set to pay its female employees $10 million until California fought successfully for more money.
The country’s prime minister says lifting long-stagnant wages would jump-start the sputtering economy. Companies call the plan a nonstarter.
Schools and social assistance agencies face staffing shortages as they compete with businesses able to raise wages — and services are suffering.
Saying they are overworked and underpaid, architects at a prominent New York firm want to unionize. Others could follow.
Tech executives and engineers are quitting Google, Meta, Amazon and other large companies for what they say is a once-in-generation opportunity with crypto.
Seven months after a war with Israel, hundreds are dead but otherwise little has changed. It’s a familiar pattern.
What is inflation, why is it up, and who does it hurt? A run through common questions about the ongoing price burst.
The New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers, beset by hefty long-term contracts, will be forced into personnel decisions in 2022.
The contract, which the union’s members will vote on, includes immediate average wage increases of about $5,000 and 3 percent raises for each year of the deal, which runs through February 2024.
Ten teachers in South Dakota competed for $5,000 in dollar bills to spend on classroom improvements. Critics called the event at a hockey game in Sioux Falls demeaning.
Prices are rising at the fastest rate on record, and unions want to keep up. Policymakers worry that might make inflation worse.
French history offers hopeful lessons.
The Consumer Price Index is rising sharply, a concern for Washington policymakers and a sign of the rising costs facing American households.
The president has struggled to sell strong growth and job gains to a public that appears more concerned about rising prices — and remains anxious about Covid.
Price gains have moved up sharply for months, but the fact that the trend is lasting and broadening has newly put policymakers on red alert.
A proposal with widespread political support would entitle drivers and couriers for companies like Uber to a minimum wage and legal protections.
The central bank has spent years guarding against economic blows. Now it is in inflation-fighting mode, even as a potential risk emerges.
About 1,400 workers have been on strike since Oct. 5 at four Kellogg cereal plants in the United States over a dispute that has revolved around the company’s two-tier compensation structure.
Ai-jen Poo on the economic potential of a public investment in child care, elder care and paid family leave.
A survey of more than 80,000 physicians estimated that women make 25 percent less than men over a 40-year career.
Brian Kelly will earn at least $9 million a year at L.S.U., which is paying its old coach almost $17 million to step aside. Top universities have become steppingstones to other top gigs.
Employers reported adding 210,000 jobs, the year’s weakest showing, but there were also bright spots. The mixed picture complicated policy prospects.
Jerome Powell has lost patience with the pace of the rebound in labor force participation.
The Great Resignation won’t last forever: Americans are waiting for the right opportunity to jump back into the work force.
Why don’t other countries face a Great Resignation?
A regional office of the National Labor Relations Board said management’s victory in an earlier election should be overturned. The company can appeal.
The furniture capital of the state is ground zero for inflation, labor shortages, hot demand and limited supply. It’s debating how to cope.
Shareholders had accused Pinterest’s board of directors of failing to respond to a pervasive culture of discrimination and retaliation against women and people of color.
After embracing flexible work styles during the pandemic, some companies are now embracing a shorter week.
The city will no longer work with CORE Services Group, the nonprofit run by Jack A. Brown to provide housing and services to the homeless.
At a family farm in Shelby County, a group of 26 men from Nicaragua and Mexico perform the grueling seasonal work that Americans largely avoid.
Readers suggest guest workers, autonomous trucks, better work conditions and a relay race model.
Voters may pummel Democrats next year but future generations will be grateful.
The accord, after a five-week walkout by 10,000 employees, increases wages and performance-based pay.
The margin was perilously narrow, with many International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees members viewing the pact as toothless in terms of preventing long working hours.
Companies use market power to suppress wages as well as to raise prices. The government is finally paying attention.
More than 30,000 West Coast workers at the health care provider had planned to go on strike on Monday.