2013 is on track to be the strongest year for hiring since 2005, which is great news, given the jobs recovery has been frustratingly slow for three years.
With 11 million Americans still unemployed, the job market is far from fully healed, but we're happy to celebrate along with our readers who recently found new jobs.
She's not the only one. About 445,000 people joined the labor force in November, according to the Labor Department.
Several readers tweeted us about great new positions in finance and management. Professional and business services added 35,000 jobs in November alone.
These jobs will come in handy for paying off those pesky student loans. Young people, ages 16 to 24, still have a very high unemployment rate, at 14%.
Here's a scary thought: What if the economies of China and India -- the world's two major growth engines -- slowed suddenly and dramatically?
Is the world prepared for such an event? How far would the collateral damage extend? Perhaps most importantly, what are the chances of a crash in Asia?
According to Larry Summers and Lant Pritchett, these are questions that policymakers should be thinking about -- and the all-star economists MORECharles Riley - Nov 19, 2013 4:29 AM ET
It happened to Hillary, and now it's happening to Janet. We're still not at the point where a woman can rise to the top of her profession without having her pantsuits critiqued as soon as she gets there.
Yesterday, two bloggers (Warren Rojas at Roll Call) and (Patrick Tutwiler at FishbowlDC), thought it was all in good fun to chide Janet Yellen, the nominee to serve as Federal Reserve Chair, for MOREAnnalyn Kurtz - Nov 15, 2013 12:51 PM ET
By Aaron Smith
The ultra-wealthy are paying mind-boggling prices for lots of bright, shiny objects this week, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on paintings, sculpture and jewelry in just the last few days.
The latest record-breaking purchase was the winning $105.4 million bid on Wednesday for "Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)," a painting by Andy Warhol, sold at a Sotheby's auction.
"Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)" by Andy Warhol: $105.4 million
Sotheby's said that MORENov 14, 2013 4:18 PM ET
Americans are much more likely to have trouble paying medical bills or getting a quick appointment with a doctor than their peers in 10 other high-income, industrialized countries, according to a new study.
Even Americans with insurance are more likely to forgo care because of high costs and to struggle to pay big bills, according to the survey, conducted by The Commonwealth Fund. And the United States spends far more on MORETami Luhby - Nov 14, 2013 5:00 AM ET
It's nice to think one can easily go from being dirt poor to filthy rich, but it doesn't usually work that way.
Of people born into lower income households, few will ever make it into the middle class, according to a recent study from Pew Charitable Trust. Only a tiny percentage rise into the highest income bracket.
Of those that did move into at least the middle class, they had these traits MORESteve Hargreaves - Nov 13, 2013 10:36 AM ET
Now that Twitter has gone public, the social media company could be poised for a hiring binge.
Twitter raised about $1.8 billion through its initial public offering Wednesday. As of Friday, Twitter had 249 jobs listed on its website, ranging from software engineers to customer service agents who speak Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and Russian.
If hiring by Facebook and LinkedIn are any indication, Twitter's job postings could double in the months ahead.
After MOREAnnalyn Kurtz - Nov 8, 2013 12:25 PM ET
It now seems very likely that China's economy will meet or exceed Beijing's 7.5% growth target for 2013. For President Xi Jinping, still in his first year of office, this is very good news.
At the same time, heading into a pivotal meeting of the Communist Party, the country's policy landscape is unusually unsettled. Clarity on three key items -- local debt, economic reform plans and the Shanghai Free Trade Zone -- would MORECharles Riley - Oct 29, 2013 10:48 PM ET
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