More Recovery and Reform, Please! The Employment Situation—December 2021

By FRANK STRICKER Here are four key points to consider about the December 2021 Jobs report. 1. Just Pretty Good.  This is not a bad job report. Even though we in the National Jobs for All Network believe it is a serious undercount, a 3.9% unemployment rate is historically quite a low official unemployment rate. And… Read More More Recovery and Reform, Please! The Employment Situation—December 2021

Inflation Threat: How Bad Are Recent Job and Inflation Reports?

By FRANK STRICKER         There was bad news about the economy in April. However, some of the bad news was really about the good news that the economy is opening up, and people and businesses wanted to buy more stuff. Let’s look at the details. Higher Inflation The consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.8 percent in… Read More Inflation Threat: How Bad Are Recent Job and Inflation Reports?

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