Hard Times Ahead: The May Jobs Report 

by Frank Stricker The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ job numbers for May show that the official unemployment rate stayed low, at 3.6%, for the third straight month. Other key numbers: the rate for whites was 3.2% and for Asian Americans 2.4%.  The Hispanic unemployment rate climbed by .2 to 4.3%, the African-American rate rose by… Read More Hard Times Ahead: The May Jobs Report 

Unemployment Data–MAY 2022

May 2022 Unemployment Data–the Full Count (U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS) OFFICIAL UNEMPLOYMENT: 3.6%*[ANALYSES by EXPERTS] White     3.2% African American 6.2% Hispanic 4.3% Asian¹           2.4% Persons with a disability¹   7.1% Men 20 years and over 3.4% Women 20 years and over 3.4% Teens (16-19 years) 10.4% Black… Read More Unemployment Data–MAY 2022

Unemployment Data–APRIL 2022

April 2022 Unemployment Data–the Full Count (U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS) OFFICIAL UNEMPLOYMENT: 3.6%*[ANALYSES by EXPERTS] White     3.2% African American 5.9% Hispanic 4.1% Asian¹           3.1% Persons with a disability¹   8.3% Men 20 years and over 3.5% Women 20 years and over 3.2% Teens (16-19 years) 10.2% Black… Read More Unemployment Data–APRIL 2022

Chuck Bell: NJFAN’S Tireless, Thoughtful Vice Chair 

By SHEILA D. COLLINS Charles (Chuck) Bell wears many hats with the NJFAN. He serves as NJFAN’s Vice-Chair, as legislative affairs specialist, and works to keep the website going and assist in the production of our newsletters. He does all of this on top of a full-time job as Programs Director for Consumer Reports, where… Read More Chuck Bell: NJFAN’S Tireless, Thoughtful Vice Chair 

Are We Witnessing a Rebirth of Unions?

By GREGORY N. HEIRES Unions appear to be making a comeback as the Covid-19 economic crisis has emboldened workers and stirred up longstanding outrage over inequality and inadequate wages and benefits. In an historic victory in late March, workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island voted to be represented by a union. They are… Read More Are We Witnessing a Rebirth of Unions?