The Federal Job Guarantee: A Step Toward Racial Justice

Cross-posted from Dissent Magazine: >> https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/federal-job-guarantee-racial-justice-darrick-hamilton   Subscribe to Dissent Magazine Works Progress Administration poster by Harry Herzog, 1936, via Library of Congress. (Click for large version.) by Darrick Hamilton ▪ November 9, 2015 The conventional discourse about racial disparity in America is a myth. It’s a myth upheld by Democrats, Republicans, blacks, and whites alike;… Read More The Federal Job Guarantee: A Step Toward Racial Justice

The Labor Force Participation Rate and It Trajectory–Why It Matters

by June Zaccone, Assoc. Prof. of Economics (Emerita), Hofstra University and member, NJFAC Executive Committee. Special Report 5 June 2015 If the LFPR were at its pre-recession level, the unemployment rate in September 2013 would have been 10.2% instead of 7.2%. The participation rate and its changes can lead to misleading conclusions about trends in… Read More The Labor Force Participation Rate and It Trajectory–Why It Matters