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

Groups Most at Risk From Unemployment

In good times as well as bad, the risk of unemployment is much greater among minorities, young workers, and the disabled than among whites. In 2000, when  unemployment was the lowest in 30 years, nearly 8% of African Americans were unemployed–nearly as high as the overall rate in 2009, when the problem for the general population was reaching… Read More Groups Most at Risk From Unemployment

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

Jobs for All and Women’s Rights

Proposals from Jobs For All: A Plan for the Revitalization of America, NJFAC In addition to paid employment at decent pay for all women and men who are able and willing to work, JOBS FOR ALL proposes these policies that are of special relevance to women: 1. Paid family leave. Care by family members of… Read More Jobs for All and Women’s Rights

Employment of Those 55 and Over

Financial Security of Elderly Americans at Risk, EPI 6/13 PEOPLE AGE 55 AND OVER For the work force 55 years and over, the LFPR is quite different from that of earlier ages. The LFPR of this group declined from about 43% in the early 1950’s to a minimum of about 29% in early 1990’s. Since… Read More Employment of Those 55 and Over