Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tag: unemployment

US jobless rate broke depression-era record—but most media missed it

It’s hard to understand why reporters and editors would have missed an opportunity for a banner headline saying that the unemployment rate in this stunning pandemic recession had already leapt to or perhaps beyond a Great Depression level.

Neither pandemic nor economic collapse is going to be a short-lived...

Huge layoffs = major recession; Raging infections and deaths = major epidemic.

With record-shattering unemployment, Sanders, Schumer, and Wyden ask Trump’s labor dept:...

“It is absolutely imperative that the millions of Americans who are eligible for unemployment benefits receive every dollar to which they are entitled as quickly as possible.”

#Cancelrent: Tenants demand rent relief & organize strikes as unemployment surges...

Tenants around the country are calling for immediate rent cancellation. Some are planning to “rent strike.”

Is there homelessness in our future?

The only solution to homelessness is a combination of providing for more low cost housing and boosting income.

Job growth bounces back in June, but unemployment edges upward

While workers are seeing modest real wage growth, it is much less than would be expected with the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years.

Getting poorer while working harder: The ‘cliff effect’

In addition to boosting wages, it will take major policy changes, like making child care more universally available and affordable, to offset the skyrocketing costs of living for American workers.

Facts that privileged Americans don’t want us to know

The following facts should have been reported by the mainstream media, but unfortunately most of that media is controlled by the very people who have reason to hide the facts.

Unemployment falls to lowest level since 1969 as economy adds 134,000...

In spite of the unusually low unemployment rate there is little evidence of wage acceleration.

Why wages are going nowhere

The combination of high corporate profits and growing corporate political power has created a vicious cycle.

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law urge officials to withdraw law enforcement, National...

“We are sounding an alarm regarding the potential deployment of the National Guard, state police and local law enforcement on Tuesday as voters prepare to cast ballots in primary elections."

Democratic senator offers amendment ending transfer of military equipment to police forces

“The cycle of police brutality sparking unrest, and that unrest being met by the militarized police is increasingly familiar in modern American society.”

Trump’s sleazy life: A mockery of Jesus’ core values

If we collect Jesus’ core moral humanism—and his teachings address humanity, Trump and the Trumpist “belief system” provide stunning opposition, forcible enough to slam Christians in the face.

Houston police launch investigation into mounted officer trampling protester on video

“We are aware of a video circulating showing one of our mounted patrol horses and a citizen. We are currently reviewing the circumstances behind the incident.”