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Frozen ginger slushies, tea-based pro-biotic drinks, a bed bug-killing steam machine -- these are just a few of the locally-grown products coming out of Brooklyn’s burgeoning artisan economy. But as popular as these start-ups ma... more »
Grades: | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
The unemployment rate in the U.S. dropped to 6.1 percent in June, its lowest point since just before the financial crisis of 2008. Moreover, a strong hiring report is lifting hopes that momentum is building in the jobs market. Eco... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Year Up, a career development program for urban young adults, starts with a six-month crash course in job skills like accounting and the value of self-presentation, followed by a paid internship designed as entree to a secure, wel... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado and Washington state, and though it’s still illegal under federal law, more states are considering the move, setting the stage for a potential gold rush that could conceivably rival th... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
The BMW factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is luring workers with a program that offers part-time work, an all-expenses paid associates degree and near guarantee of a job and future education down the road. Economics correspo... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Washington state has the highest minimum wage in the nation at $9.32. Can the state’s low-wage workers can meet their basic needs without assistance? Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the quality of life for a baggage... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
On a recent U.S. press tour for his bestselling book "Capital," French economist Thomas Piketty spoke to standing-room-only crowds about his examination of growing, global economic inequality. Economics correspondent Paul Solman i... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
In most of the country, child care is the most expensive part of the family budget. Infant care now costs more than state college tuition in many places. But while it might demand a luxury price, offering important advantages to k... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
The jobs report released Friday finds that employers added 288,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent. However, the dip in unemployment was driven by a sharp decline — more than 800,000 — in the number... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Seattle’s push to raise the minimum wage to $15 has left owners and workers in the city’s restaurant industry conflicted. Caught between moral pressure on the one hand, and market pressure on the other, many businesses warn th... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
In Switzerland, an idea to guarantee every citizen a yearly income of 30,000 Swiss francs, regardless of other wealth or employment, has gained enough supporters to trigger a referendum. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
The Labor Department’s reported boost of 192,000 jobs in March marks a milestone in the economic recovery: all of the private sector jobs lost in the recession have been regained. Economics correspondent Paul Solman offers a clo... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
The monthly jobs report is big news on the first Friday of every month, swaying the financial markets and prompting immediate analysis. But should these numbers matter so much? A new book, “The Leading Indicators,” argues we o... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
Principles of Economics
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Principles of Economics covers the scope and sequence for a two-semester principles of economics course. The text also includes many current examples, including; discussions on the great recession, the controversy among economists... more »
Grades: 9-12, Adult/College | Source: OpenStax College | Type: Online Book
 
Robotic technology is increasingly infiltrating our everyday world, and as robots become more capable of human labor, people will likely have to develop new skills for new jobs. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to Erik Br... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Just 113,000 new jobs were added in January, according to the Labor Department’s monthly employment report. The numbers failed to meet expectations, but the unemployment rate nevertheless ticked down to 6.6 percent. Economics co... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Juggling multiple part-time jobs, earning little-to-no benefits, depending on public assistance: This is the financial reality for many adjunct professors across the nation. Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks for the origin... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
Economics correspondent Paul Solman profiles Chris Martenson, a former science professional who gave up his large home and high-status job for life in rural Massachusetts. From there he began expressing his deep dissatisfaction wi... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
The December jobs report showed a gain of just 74,000 jobs, while the drop in unemployment was due largely to people leaving the workforce. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reviews the numbers and Judy Woodruff talks to Dean Ba... more »
Grades: 9-12 | Source: Council for Economic Education (EconEdLink) | Type: Interactive Tool
 
In the seventh episode of the Economic Lowdown Video Series, a Federal Reserve economic education specialist explains what GDP measures, how it is calculated, how it is useful in determining whether and how quickly the economy is ... more »
Grades: 6-8, 9-12 | Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis | Type: lesson

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