JOTS report - a much more nuanced analysis of unemployment in the US - note: The BLS is a must site for business majors or those of you who are interested in markets - click here for the JOLTS site.
Current CPI data. This may be of interest as you prepare your second discussion post this week.
Excellent overview of the challenge of debt
Inside the Plex (one of many excellent books on Google)
The Amazon Effect (article in The Nation)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has an excellent site containing data on occupations. You can use this to review wage data about your intended career - it might give you pause and perhaps motivation to consider other career options.