Unemployment is Down, and Attitudes Are Too: The Situation in November, 2023

   by Frank Stricker      The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) report for the month of November was generally positive, especially after previous months when official unemployment (UE) crept up to 3.9% and seemed poised to go over 4%. Official UE fell to 3.7%. A more comprehensive unemployment number calculated by the National Jobs for All… Read More Unemployment is Down, and Attitudes Are Too: The Situation in November, 2023

Keeping the Dream Alive!! 2023 NJFAN Appeal Letter

NJFAN:  National Jobs For All Network P.O. Box 96, Lynbrook, NY 11563 • njfac [at] njfac.org • http://www.njfac.org • tel. 203-856-3877 Dear Friends, For nearly 30 years, the National Jobs for All Network has “kept alive the dream” of Full Employment or a Job Guarantee—of a nation where unemployment ceases to exist and where decent, useful living-wage… Read More Keeping the Dream Alive!! 2023 NJFAN Appeal Letter

The Jobs Report for October 2023: What a Mix of Goods and Bads

by Frank Stricker November 15, 2023 In the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Employment Situation for October, the official unemployment rate rose by a tenth of a percentage point to 3.9%. Many subcategories also increased by a tenth. One exception was that the unemployment rate for black teens fell from 24% to18.8%, a significant drop.… Read More The Jobs Report for October 2023: What a Mix of Goods and Bads

More Bad Good News? The Job Situation in September 2023 

by Frank Stricker October 11, 2023 In the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics’ jobs report, The Employment Situation—September 2023, the official unemployment rate stayed at 3.8%. The National Jobs for All Network’s comprehensive rate, including more job-needers and part-timers who want full-time work, was also stable but at a very high level of 9.2%. An… Read More More Bad Good News? The Job Situation in September 2023 

Archived Panels from August Commemoration of the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom

August 28, 2023, marked the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It is often forgotten that Dr. King’s dream was not only to have legal civil rights for African Americans but also economic justice for all poor, marginalized groups in the United States. One of the demands of that march was for… Read More Archived Panels from August Commemoration of the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom