The harder and longer someone works, the more tasks get completed. Or so logic would seem to say. Now, critics are saying productivity actually increases as workers slow their pace.
Thailand's work force is comprised of a large number of migrant workers, some of whom are in the country illegally. But for those who can prove they're in the country legally, they're set to get a raise, as well as access to government benefits.
It was more of the same in December's labor report, the final report of the year. When all was said and done, the U.S. economy added 1.8 million jobs in 2012, the most in any year since 2006, when about 2 million jobs were added.
Afsiroon Naqas scrapes dirt off the ground of the Rawalpindi, Pakistan, market. He's not trying to clean the place up, but rather to find little bits of gold that through a little bit of alchemy he can turn into $8 of gold — which he uses to feed his family.
When NAFTA was passed two decades ago, critics hailed it as a boon for the American economy. Critics assailed it and said it would cost American jobs. While it's hard to say who was right, in Michigan's car towns, many workers feel left out of any boom.
Job creators usually look for the best and the brightest out of college. But one company believes having a can-do attitude is more important than a college degree.
States are competing against each other with tax incentives in the battle for jobs. But once incentives are given out, some are finding it impossible to determine whether they're getting any return on their investment.
The final jobs report before the November presidential election came out Friday and it had a bit of good news for both candidate, though probably a bit more for President Barack Obama. The economy added 171,000 jobs, more than expected, but employment did nudge upward as people returned to the labor force.
Politicians of all stripes are clamoring to lay out how they'd support continued growth in green energy jobs. But when it comes to talking about green jobs, politicians are focused mostly on the jobs part and less on the green.
Unemployment fell to 7.8 percent in September after the economy added 114,000 jobs and total employment increased 873,000. In addition, the labor department revised upward previous months' employment reports.