The Third Attempt to Achieve a Federal Job Guarantee: What Will It Take?

By Trudy Goldberg Twice since World War II Congress has seriously considered a federal job guarantee or, as Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed in his landmark Economic or Second Bill of Rights, “the right to a useful and remunerative job.” Roosevelt considered this assurance of living-wage employment the “first and most fundamental” economic right, because it… Read More The Third Attempt to Achieve a Federal Job Guarantee: What Will It Take?

Unemployment Data–DECEMBER 2019

DECEMBER 2019 Unemployment Data–the Full Count (U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS) OFFICIAL UNEMPLOYMENT: 3.5%* [Analyses] White 3.2% African American 5.9% Hispanic 4.2% Asian¹ 2.5% Persons with a disability¹  7.0% Men 20 years and over 3.1% Women 20 years and over 3.2% Teens (16-19 years) 12.6% Black teens 20.6% Officially unemployed 5.8 million HIDDEN UNEMPLOYMENT Working… Read More Unemployment Data–DECEMBER 2019