‘A bit of a shock’: How it all unfolded

A couple of years ago, I had a phone conversation with Stephenson, the father of one of Australia’s best cricketers.“I have an idea, we can put a little bit of the Australian public on a TV show,” he said.I don’t know what that would be called,” I said.He replied: “We will put you on it.We […]

How to build an apartment in a new downtown city

New York City is on the verge of building the world’s largest apartment building, the largest apartment complex ever built and the largest condo tower ever erected in central downtown.A new office complex that opened last week will add nearly 100,000 residents to the city’s population.But the construction process has been a roller coaster.A year […]

Which states have the most and least jobs?

NEW YORK — The U.S. economy added 114,000 jobs in November, the Labor Department reported Friday, the best start to a year since June 2008.The unemployment rate fell to 4.4%, its lowest since April 2012, as more than 1.2 million people joined the labor force, the first time since June that it was lower than […]

What the heck happened to the ashland millworkers?

The ashland workers in West Virginia, the first unionized manufacturing workers in the United States, were among the hardest-hit in the economic crisis of 2008-09.They lost their jobs and pensions, and were forced to live in poverty.They faced long hours and long commutes, and few jobs for younger workers who could not find other jobs.In […]

Which country has the lowest unemployment rate?

The unemployment rate in Australia has fallen from 9.9% in March 2017 to 7.6% in August 2018.While that is an improvement, it is still a much lower rate than the US, where the rate stands at 11.9%.This is in part because the US is much more heavily dependent on the mining industry.The US unemployment rate […]