Unemployment Data–SEPTEMBER 2021

September 2021 Unemployment Data–the Full Count The BLS estimates that official unemployment this month may be understated by up to 0.1%, reflecting measurement problems. (U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS) OFFICIAL UNEMPLOYMENT: 4.8%*[ANALYSES by EXPERTS] White     4.2% African American 7.9% Hispanic 6.3% Asian¹           4.2% Persons with a disability¹  … Read More Unemployment Data–SEPTEMBER 2021

Virtual Town Hall Meeting

  New Haven, CT Good Jobs for All Virtual Town Hall Meeting Discussion of Employment, Health Care and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 7 PM Free to attend and open to all. Register here.   Dr. Phil Harvey Professor of Law and Economics at Rutgers Law School Philip Harvey is a human rights economist and one of… Read More Virtual Town Hall Meeting

The August Jobs Report: Bad Times Ahead?

By FRANK STRICKER From its household survey, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the unemployment rate fell by 0.2 to 5.2% in August. Labor markets seemed to be moving in the right direction. But there is a long way to go to full employment as defined by many mainstream economists – 4%… Read More The August Jobs Report: Bad Times Ahead?

Infrastructure Investment vs. Job Guarantee

By PHILIP HARVEY What is the difference between job guarantee and infrastructure investment? And to what extent would infrastructure investment and a J.G. program serve the aims of the other? The goals of a job guarantee (J.G.) and the infrastructure spending legislation like the American Jobs Plan (AJP) proposed by the Biden Administration or the bipartisan… Read More Infrastructure Investment vs. Job Guarantee

Unemployment Data–AUGUST 2021

August 2021 Unemployment Data–the Full Count The BLS estimates that official unemployment this month may be understated by up to 0.3%, reflecting measurement problems. (U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS) OFFICIAL UNEMPLOYMENT: 5.2%*[ANALYSES by EXPERTS] White     4.5% African American 8.8% Hispanic 6.4% Asian¹           4.6% Persons with a disability¹  … Read More Unemployment Data–AUGUST 2021