Tag Archives: Unemployment

Jack Ass

Saturday, October 6, 2012 Friday’s news that unemployment in the U.S. had fallen to 7.8%, below 8% for the first time in 48 months was greeted enthusiastically — unless you’re a rightwing Republican who is the former CEO of General … Continue reading

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No Jobs Created for August

Friday, September 2, 2011 As the U.S. prepares to celebrate the Labor Day weekend, perhaps we should consider renaming the official last holiday of summer, No Labor Day weekend. For the first time since World War II, the U.S. economy … Continue reading

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California Real Unemployment Reaches 21.8%

Monday, August 8, 2011 The latest employment numbers show a bleak picture for the jobs in California. New numbers from the US Department of Labor report the Golden State, has the second highest unemployment in the U.S. — only Nevada … Continue reading

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America’s “First Black President” is a Disaster for African-American Middle Class

Friday, July 29, 2011 We know unemployment in America is horrendous. But for African-Americans, this is not the “great recession”: it’s the Great Depression. Black unemployment stands at 16.2% in many U.S. cities. Take Charlotte, N.C., for example. It is … Continue reading

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Unemployment Climbs to 9.2%

Friday, July 8, 2011 U.S. employment ground to a halt in June, as employers hired the fewest number of workers in nine months, dashing hopes the economy would regain momentum in the second half of the year. The unemployment rate … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Received More than One Million Applications

Saturday, April 30, 2011 McDonald’s, the second largest restaurant chain in the world, hired 62,000 people in the USA after receiving more than one million applications, the Oak Brook, IL-based company said Friday. Previously, it said it planned to hire … Continue reading

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Mission Not Accomplished: U.S. Unemployment Reaches 9.8%

Friday, December 3, 2010 The U.S. economy added fewer jobs than economists expected in November as the national unemployment rate rose to 9.8%, dashing hopes that the recovery is gaining momentum. U.S. unemployment rate has now been above 9% since … Continue reading

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5 Days Home from 10 Days on Martha’s Vineyard and President Obusha Leaves for Vacation Number 7

Friday, September 3, 2010 Less than a week after returning from a 10 day vacation to Martha’s Vineyard — his sixth this year, President Obusha is headed to Camp David for the long Labor Day weekend. Seriously folks. I think … Continue reading

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Joan Walsh: “Obama Just Doesn’t Get It”

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 When you lose Salon’s Joan Walsh, if you’re Barry Obama, you know you’re in deep bandini and that’s exactly what has happened. Obama just doesn’t get it Unemployment is a catastrophe, the recovery is stalling, but … Continue reading

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Unemployment in America: a Portrait of a Nation in Decline

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 This sobering graphic by Latoya Eguwuekwe, charts the shocking rise of unemployment across the U.S. starting in 2007 through July 15, 2010. The U.S. Dept. of Labor estimates 31 million Americans are now without a job. … Continue reading

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From the Left New Year Edition

Friday, January 1, 2010 Happy New Year to everyone! 2009 was a year marked by renewed idealism with the election of President Obama, tempered by the realities a stubborn recession, record unemployment, and a huge setback on gay marriage in … Continue reading

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40 State Unemployment Funds Going ‘absolutely broke’ in Two Years

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 The recession and the jobless recovery is taking its toll on unemployment fund faster than Federal projections. 40 state programs will go broke within two years and need $90 billion in loans from Washington to keep issuing … Continue reading

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Saturday Review

Saturday, November 7, 2009 · On Friday, the Obama administration allowed that the national unemployment number had reached 10.2 percent in October, but quickly pointed out the number is still lower than the early 1980s peak of 10.8 percent. According … Continue reading

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Job Seekers Exceed Openings by Record Ratio of Six-to-One

Monday, September 28, 2009 The New York Times has a sobering piece about the state of employment in the U.S. today. Despite assertions by Fed chairman Ben Bernanke that the recession is over and the economy has started an upswing, … Continue reading

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California Jobless Rate Nears Historic 12%

Thursday, March 26, 2009 It’s often said, as goes California, so goes the nation. Let’s hope this axiom doesn’t hold true when it comes to national unemployment. California’s jobless rate will climb to a staggering 11.9 percent between April and … Continue reading

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Jobless Rate Leaps to 7.2%

Friday, January 9, 2009 This, is George Bush’s parting blow to Murika. The nation’s unemployment rate bolted to 7.2 percent in December, the highest level in 16 years, as nervous employers slashed 524,000 jobs, capping one of the worst years … Continue reading

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