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
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
August 2023 Unemployment Data–the Full Count (U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS) OFFICIAL UNEMPLOYMENT: 3.8%* [ANALYSES by EXPERTS] White 3.4% African American 5.3% Hispanic 4.9% Asian¹ 3.1% Persons with a disability¹ 7.4% Men 20 years and over 3.7% Women 20 years and over 3.2% Teens (16-19 years) 12.2%… Read More Unemployment Data-AUGUST 2023
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?
See July 2023 Unemployment Data here: >> https://njfac.org/index.php/2023/08/04/unemployment-data-july-2023/