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

Not Enough Jobs, Not Enough Good Jobs: The Unemployment Report for August 2023

by Frank Stricker September 8, 2023 The Numbers Tell an Ambiguous Story The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Situation for August showed that unemployment rates were on the rise. The rate for Hispanics climbed from 4.4% to 4.9%, for whites from 3.1% to 3.4%, and for persons with disabilities from 6.9% to 7.4%. The Black… Read More Not Enough Jobs, Not Enough Good Jobs: The Unemployment Report for August 2023

The Unemployment Numbers for July.  Is There a Worker Shortage?

by Frank Stricker Does the United States currently have a general labor shortage? Clearly there are problems in specific locations and occupations. There are shortages at 911 call-centers across the country. The U.S. Postal Service is short of staff. In Los Angeles County where I live, the government legal infrastructure is a mess; there are shortages… Read More The Unemployment Numbers for July.  Is There a Worker Shortage?