Making Volunteer Work More Visible

By TRUDY GOLDBERG A great deal of work in the United States is done by volunteers who are not counted as employed in official statistics of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics—even if their work is done in a traditional workplace. Why? Because they are not paid. John A. Turner, Bruce W. Klein, and Constance… Read More Making Volunteer Work More Visible

Uniting for Voting Rights (Letter to the Editor, NY Times, 1/27/22)

Uniting for Voting Rights (Letter to the Editor, NY Times, 1/27/22) By NJFAN CHAIR, TRUDY GOLDBERG Re “How Did Democrats Let This Happen?,” by Bishop Reginald T. Jackson (Opinion guest essay, Jan. 17): Bishop Reginald T. Jackson calls out Democrats and especially President Biden for failure to lead the fight to protect voting rights. Presidential… Read More Uniting for Voting Rights (Letter to the Editor, NY Times, 1/27/22)

Unemployment Data–MARCH 2022

March 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 4.2% Asian¹           2.8% Persons with a disability¹   8.8% Men 20 years and over 3.4% Women 20 years and over 3.3% Teens (16-19 years) 10.0% Black… Read More Unemployment Data–MARCH 2022

The problem, Mr. Mayor, is too few jobs — not too little access

By TRUDY GOLDBERG, NOREEN CONNELL and ALAN AJA NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |MAR 19, 2022 https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-adams-jobs-20220319-wuaikeoc5vbkjlp7bbgzcpteqe-story.html Amid the crowded Democratic primary for mayor, some candidates, including Maya Wiley, Dianne Morales and Scott Stringer, promised upwards of 100,000 new jobs with “hire local” provisions. But candidate Eric Adams had no such plans. He asserted that “the biggest problem is not lack of… Read More The problem, Mr. Mayor, is too few jobs — not too little access

How Good Was the February 2022 Jobs Report?

By FRANK STRICKER             The Employment Situation for February included pretty good numbers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that job totals were up significantly–678,000 for non-farm businesses and government organizations. The official unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percent to 3.8%. These numbers suggest that January’s fairly good… Read More How Good Was the February 2022 Jobs Report?