unemployment

High Wire

No, High Workers Aren't What's Wrong with America's Economy

Bosses keep complaining that they can't find middle-class workers with clean urine—as if that's a real reason why inequality is so high in this country.
Maia Szalavitz
8.10.17
Stuff

We're Launching an Apprentice Program for Formerly Incarcerated People

Starting early next year, we'll welcome formerly incarcerated people to work with us at our Brooklyn office in production, editorial, marketing, and other creative roles.
VICE Staff
12.8.16
Stuff

The Struggling Canadian Coal Town Desperate to Return to Its Roots

On Cape Breton Island, where the last coal mine closed in 2001 after years of industry decline, an underwater mine near the 500-person village of Donkin is set to bring coal back.
Katie Toth
10.20.16
Stuff

What Would Happen if the Coffee Plant Went Extinct?

Apparently climate change could make this terrible, terrible thing happen. We asked some experts about the anxiety, unemployment, and energy drink addiction it might cause.
Samantha Power
10.1.16
Interviews

France's Unemployment Benefits Are So Good Young People Are Getting Fired on Purpose

With 7.9 million people unemployed in the US, leaving a stable job because you just didn't feel like working can seem reckless to some or a complete dick move to others.
Souen Léger
4.4.16
News

The Real Story Behind Chicago's Horrific Gun Violence

Sky-high unemployment in communities of color is a key factor behind a massive spike in gun violence so far this year.
Deborah Douglas
4.1.16
News

Do These Picturesque Scottish Towns Need Nuclear Submarines to Survive?

The economy of towns and villages around the Faslane nuclear base rely on weapons of mass destruction that could kill us all.
Liam Turbett
2.26.16
News

Alberta’s Suicide Rates Are Up 30 Percent Amid Oil Patch Crisis

"More Albertans die by suicide every year than they do in fatal car collisions."
Manisha Krishnan
12.8.15
VICE, QC

The Hunt for Shale Gas on Quebec's Deer-Infested Island, Anticosti

VICE traveled to some of the most isolated drilling sites in Quebec to spend time with locals and find out how promises of gas and glory are affecting the tiny, hunting-based community in Anticosti.
Simon Coutu
12.1.15
Stuff

Do Young Workers Need Unions?

Many young people don't know much about unions, or look at them as antiquated relics, but they could provide a path to making work suck less.
Gabriel Bristow
11.18.15
Stuff

What's the Future of Your Job?

That's the question being posed by The Castle of Trades "future heritage museum," an arts project that travels around east London interviewing residents about their work.
Kit Caless
11.12.15
News

How Britain's Young Muslims Deal with the Media's Portrayal of Islam

Last week, a report revealed that if you're Muslim, you're far more likely to be unemployed than the average Brit. We spoke to some young Muslims about the stories that lead to this kind of marginalization.
Robert Stevens
10.13.15