The Federal Job Guarantee: A Step Toward Racial Justice

Cross-posted from Dissent Magazine: >> https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/federal-job-guarantee-racial-justice-darrick-hamilton   Subscribe to Dissent Magazine Works Progress Administration poster by Harry Herzog, 1936, via Library of Congress. (Click for large version.) by Darrick Hamilton ▪ November 9, 2015 The conventional discourse about racial disparity in America is a myth. It’s a myth upheld by Democrats, Republicans, blacks, and whites alike;… Read More The Federal Job Guarantee: A Step Toward Racial Justice

Youth Unemployment

Employment and Unemployment Among Youth  BLS Unemployment 16-19, 1970-2015 Hispanic data are not seasonally adjusted. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/06/the-real-reason-that-young-people-cant-find-jobs/372514/ Unemployment rates of young black men [age 16 to 19] 1972 to the present College Enrollment and Work Activity of High School Graduates (Annual) BLS “Out of School, Out of Work . . . Out of Luck? NYC’s Disconnected… Read More Youth Unemployment

Why are Men of Prime Age Missing from the Labor Force?

SPECIAL REPORT 7  October 2013 [slightly edited 6/16] by June Zaccone, Assoc. Prof. of Economics (Emerita), Hofstra University and NJFAC Executive Committee The official unemployment rate fails to reveal the full social burden that our slow recovery imposes on workers and on our economy as well. This limitation is created by the disappearance of millions… Read More Why are Men of Prime Age Missing from the Labor Force?

The Labor Force Participation Rate and It Trajectory–Why It Matters

by June Zaccone, Assoc. Prof. of Economics (Emerita), Hofstra University and member, NJFAC Executive Committee. Special Report 5 June 2015 If the LFPR were at its pre-recession level, the unemployment rate in September 2013 would have been 10.2% instead of 7.2%. The participation rate and its changes can lead to misleading conclusions about trends in… Read More The Labor Force Participation Rate and It Trajectory–Why It Matters