Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tag: unemployment

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.

Record 95,102,000 Americans not in labor force; unemployment rate more like...

The reality of the unemployment situation inside the U.S. is much grimmer than any politician or bureaucrat would ever want to admit.

Jobs Report: Unfinished Business As Unemployment Falls Below 5 Percent

The biggest mistake policymakers in Washington could make right now is to assume that what we're seeing right now resembles actual "full employment."

Chris Christie Refuses to Help Unemployed New Jersey Residents Hold Onto...

Thousands of residents in New Jersey will soon lose their food stamps because of Gov. Chris Christie.

Five Great American Hypocrisies

Which of the American 'exceptionalism' is most outrageous and destructive? Paul Buchheit discusses the top five hypocrisies of the super-patriots willing to overlook their own faults as they place themselves above other people.

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Cheap renewables could make 90% of proposed gas power plants — and many pipelines...

Within 26 years, virtually all gas power plants will be economically obsolete in many states.

Over 800 climate strikes planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to...

5 days ahead of strikes, Activists of all ages, labor groups, faith leaders, businesses gear up for youth-led climate strikes in intergenerational demand for climate action

Dangerous levels of plastic found in children’s bodies finds new study

"It can't be that every fourth child between three and five years old is so heavily burdened with chemicals that long-term damage cannot safely be ruled out."

Germany poised to spend nearly $50 billion on climate protections

The country will spend up to 40 billion euros to cushion the impact of abandoning coal.

What George Carlin taught us about media propaganda by omission

George Carlin’s quip reminds us to demand the other score: the horrific cost of our unequal and unsustainable status quo.