Italy's unemployment rate is more than 10 percent, but among the young, it's vastly worse. Perhaps 35 percent, or worse. So a growing number of young Italians, and a few others who are out-of-work, are turning to the country's organic farms, where they can learn a skill, and keep a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs.
Spain's banks are moving to get rid of homeowners who aren't paying their bills. But, at the same time, they're turning to taxpayers to give them a hand, with a multi-billion dollar bank bailout. That has Spanish activists taking to the streets in protest.
Job growth has been hard to come in in this economy. But in Massachusetts at least, the clean energy industry is adding jobs at a brisk pace. Fueled by decreased costs, increased availability and federal tax credits, the clean energy economy was adding jobs at an 11 percent clip last year.
The Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee is hoping to cut unemployment by injecting more capital into the economy. This is third attempt by the Fed board to stimulate the economy and get people working again.
When the Chicago Public Schools teachers and leadership failed to reach an agreement on a new contract Sunday night, the district's teachers went out on strike. That left the parents of 350,000 school kids struggling with where their kids would go, and who would watch them.
A Virginia Deputy Sheriff says he was fired for liking the Facebook page of his boss's opponent. Sheriff B.J. Roberts says Ray Carter was fired because of poor performance. Now, a wrongful termination lawsuit may turn on whether Carter's Facebook like is considered a form of free speech.
It was a mixed bag Friday morning when the latest labor report was released. Jobs were up, but so was unemployment. And both Republicans and Democrats were moving to capitalize politically on the mixed message. One bright point, though, was that manufacturing jobs are growing faster than at any point in almost 30 years.
When it comes to H1-B visas, the visas that are supposed to be reserved for bringing the world's best and brightest to the United States, to do jobs that would otherwise go undone, there may be a problems. Turns out, most of the H1-B visas go to companies that exist to take U.S. jobs and move them overseas.
Spain's coal miners fear that government budget cuts will eliminate the subsidies that have kept their mines open. They're taking to the streets and demanding the subsidies be restored.
In the midst of a budget struggle, the mayor of Scranton, Pa., can't get an agreement with the City Council. So, recently, he decided to cut the wages of the town's employees to the federal minimum wage, $7.25 an hour, despite the fact they have contracts stating otherwise. This includes firefighters and other public employees.