Latest from Andrew Van Dam

At the highest income levels, there's just one female for every 21 men.

  • Feb 18, 2019

Decades of falling pay and years of organizational efforts helped push educators to the forefront of the labor movement.

  • Feb 14, 2019

Some industries have shed so many jobs that, as of this month, the Labor Department can no longer publish data on them.

  • Feb 8, 2019

The Labor Department announced there are about 138,000 fewer retail jobs than we thought, and that rather than nearing a new record, the sector is well off its January 2017 peak.

  • Feb 6, 2019

The same data-analysis strategies that destroy your online privacy could protect turtles, sharks and other ocean species while minimizing conservation's impact on fishermen.

  • Feb 4, 2019

In the early 1990s, public schools paid above the local average in 26 of the 42 states for which we have data. Now, it's down to just one. By that metric, it's the biggest relative decline of any industry over that time.

  • Jan 29, 2019

Automation surges when the economy goes south, as employers slash payrolls and are forced to turn to software or machinery to take over tasks once performed by their laid-off workers.

  • Jan 24, 2019

The economic impact of lost wages will extend far beyond the lives of individual workers.

  • Jan 23, 2019

The most comprehensive analysis yet shows land costs are rising faster than the cost of the homes on top of them.

  • Jan 23, 2019

The most controversial element of a front-page story on a truck-driver shortage wasn't the shortage itself, but the anecdote of an 87-year-old aspiring truck driver. How common is his story? We looked at the data.

  • Jul 5, 2018
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