The unemployment rate was 7.5 percent as of July 2013 in Pennsylvania and eight percent in the Philadelphia area.
The recession has affected jobs in all sectors, but some fields have been harder hit than others.
The enrollment boom for American colleges is over, with a 2% drop in enrollment in 2012-13 and more expected except for for-profit and community colleges.
Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.
Chris discusses President Obama’s statement on Trayvon Martin and Race, the impending birth of the royal baby, and the bankruptcy of Detroit. He talks to Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup, Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel, John Hayward from Human Events, and Rob Levine from Holt’s Cigar Company.
It’s a big weekend in Philadelphia for lacrosse fans as the NCAA Championships are in town.
These giant prizes have many players dreaming big and local lottery officials excited for an economic boost.
Many people have faced jarring shifts in their job prospects. A man who once bragged about making it rich now has advice on getting back on your feet after reality hits.
The study shows that starting salaries increased in fields of study across the board, with some up nearly 10%.
It’s an occasion filled with meaning – a son or daughter making the transition to adulthood in the their Jewish faith. But a local expert points out many are choosing to plan and conduct the party themselves.
The state Department of Labor and Industry said December’s unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent. The national unemployment rate is 7.8 percent.
Economists at Rutgers University are estimating that Superstorm Sandy will have a net positive effect on New Jersey’s economy assuming the state pulls in at least $25 billion for recovery and reconstruction.
Atlantic City’s 12th casino still has that fresh, new building smell to it, but Revel has had a hard time meeting even early financial projections, leading some to suggest the $2 billion resort could soon wind up in bankruptcy court.
We seem to have an on-going fascination with pirates, from Halloween costumes to movies, but a multi-media movement argues that they are a driving progressive force.
Goldman Sachs is committing $20 million dollars, part of their 10,000 Small Businesses initiative.