Unemployment in November 2021: Jobs Report Analysis

by Frank Stricker The Counts The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) job report for November 2021 showed that unemployment was just 4.2%. That looks pretty good, but we in the National Jobs for All Network (NJFAN) believe this official number is an undercount. We add part-timers who want full-time work and people who say they… Read More Unemployment in November 2021: Jobs Report Analysis

Poverty Rates Down in 2020–Miracle or Mirage?

by Frank Stricker Did poverty rates rise or fall in 2020, the first year of the COVID pandemic? The answer to that question is somewhat complicated. On September 15th of this year the U.S. Census Bureau released its poverty estimates. For the last decade those estimates have appeared in two separate reports. Using relatively new… Read More Poverty Rates Down in 2020–Miracle or Mirage?

What is Full Employment – and Why the Definition Matters, by Philip Harvey

What is Full Employment—and Why the Definition Matters Paper Presented at the International Post Keynesian Conference University of Missouri at Kansas City, Sept. 17, 2016 by Philip Harvey* * Professor of Law and Economics Rutgers Law School pharvey [at] rutgers.edu What is Full Employment and Why the Definition Matters

Report to Members – 2021 NJFAN Annual Appeal Letter

Dear Friends, We hope this annual message finds you well, fully vaccinated, and getting back to normalcy. We only send you this appeal once a year, so if it seems long, it’s because we have a lot to tell you! NJFAN has redoubled its advocacy and actions during the Pandemic because: Post-Pandemic America Needs a… Read More Report to Members – 2021 NJFAN Annual Appeal Letter

Book Review: The Case for a Job Guarantee (2)

by Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Polity. 2020. Reprinted from LSE Review of Books Blog By Anupama Kumar In The Case for a Job Guarantee, Pavlina R. Tcherneva argues that a job guarantee that provides an employment opportunity to anyone looking for work, regardless of their personal circumstances or the state of the economy, not only makes good… Read More Book Review: The Case for a Job Guarantee (2)