Do Skill and School Deficits Explain Why We Don’t Have Enough Good Jobs?

In the spring of 2015, Southern California Edison had employees training their replacements. The replacements were immigrants in the U.S. under the H-1B program that is supposed to be about importing skilled workers when employers cannot find skilled workers at home.[1] So my nephew Bob has been watching the presidential campaign. He knows that each… Read More Do Skill and School Deficits Explain Why We Don’t Have Enough Good Jobs?

Unemployment Data – January 2016

JANUARY 2016 Unemployment Data–the Full Count* (U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS) OFFICIAL UNEMPLOYMENT: 4.9%* White      4.3% African American 8.8% Hispanic 5.9% Asian**                           3.7% Persons with a disability**    10.8% Men 20 years and over 4.5% Women 20 years and over 4.5% Teens (16-19 years) 16.0% Black teens 25.2% Officially unemployed 7.8 million *If… Read More Unemployment Data – January 2016

Shared Prosperity and the Drive for Decent Work

Prepared for the National Jobs for All Coalition by Charles Bell, Consumers Union; Helen Lachs Ginsburg, Economics (Emerita), Brooklyn College; Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Social Work, Adelphi University; Philip Harvey, School of Law, Rutgers University; June Zaccone, Economics (Emerita), Hofstra University Shared Prosperity and the Drive for Decent Work [download] URPE Joins the Drive for Decent… Read More Shared Prosperity and the Drive for Decent Work