Jobs & Economy
The five biggest U.S. banks hold 52 percent of the market, triple what they held in 1970. Small banks are disappearing.
Immigrants are recovering from the recession and finding jobs faster than workers born in the United States.
Home ownership in the U.S. is at a 15-year low, down to 65.4% from its peak at the height of the housing market.
There are stark differences in unemployment figures for different racial and ethnic groups. Who fares best?
U.S. unemployment is considered high at 7.5 percent. But it’s better than the European Union, where jobless rates are at 11 percent.
Many of the fastest growing jobs for the coming decade don’t require a college degree or even a high school diploma.
Ten Washington programs that mostly benefit poor Americans cost $588 billion in 2012, or one-sixth of all federal spending.
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