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So far, according to government reports, 7.5 million Americans lost their jobs in the first 6 months of 2013. Please read the first paragraph VERY carefully: According to the Bureau of Labor ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 03:31 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
Exactly one year after I was laid off in 2008 the unemployment rate peaked in October 2009 , when the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate was 10.2 percent with 15.7 ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 12:36 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
UPDATED: Yesterday in a statement acting Labor Secretary Seth D. Harris said we've had "7.2 million private sector jobs over the last 40 consecutive months of growth" (That would be from March ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 11:23 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
As if we really needed a poll to tell us this --- but it's nice to be reassured, because misery loves company. Although the Great Recession has had little or no impact on half of America, the other ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 02:24 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Actually, to be more accurate, Congress ignores everything that doesn't either pertain to themselves or their top campaign donors. Unfortunately for the long-term unemployed, they don't have ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 12:41 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
And that's just to break even with today's jobless numbers. Oh, did I say only 3 million? It could be as many as 7 million. When I was a teenager I couldn't wait for two things (1) getting my ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 06:30 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
U.S. employers hired at the slowest pace in nearly a year, with steep job cuts in the retail and government sectors, including 12,000 at the U.S. Postal Service. The labor-force participation rate ---
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 03:36 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Almost three years ago in 2010 the New York Times wrote "It will take at least eight more years to create the 8 million positions lost during the recession. And that does not even allow for ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Hangovers are the worst. It's easier than pie to go out and paint the town red. It's not so easy to confront the pounding headache and the empty wallet that greets you in the light of day, that "...
by jamess
Comment Count 19 comments on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 09:50 AM PST with 13 Recommends
While I think it's great that the unemployment rate dropped below 8% in September, I think we should continue to remember the long-term unemployed. President Obama has successfully brought this ...
by Benintn
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 07:03 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Ezra Klein's powerfully pointed Washington Post column this morning has stayed with me all day. The piece digs into a portion of Romney's video-taped statement which immediately bothered me most, ...
by laurustina
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Well if you check his posted policies on Outsourcing -- it's simply more of the same: Romney’s New Tax Incentive for Outsourcing U.S. Jobs How Romney's Plan Would Reward Foreign Outsourcing by ...
by jamess
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 04:38 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Much has been made of the "quiet room" tape where Mitt Romney was comfortable enough to say what he really thinks , about American workers and our so-called "entitlement" mentality. Americans who ...
by jamess
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 02:31 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Despite the wonkiness of the Fed's latest commitments -- these changes will put a real floor for growth and expansion underneath the American Economy. For years to come. Ben Bernanke: The economy’
by jamess
Comment Count 46 comments on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 09:42 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
Turns out Mitt's plan to create 12 million jobs in 4 years, finally has a name -- it's called the " Ben Bernanke " -- Dooh! Fed Undertakes QE3 With $40 Billion MBS Purchases Per Month by Joshua ...
by jamess
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 06:43 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
I grew up in a family with a long history with the Labor Unions. Being part of a Union, when you had the opportunity, was ALWAYS Better. Thom Hartmann calls Labor Unions: " Democracy in the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Sep 03, 2012 at 07:56 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Want to get discouraged workers on your side? Simple -- Stand behind Labor's very equitable demands. And then ask Sherrod Brown how powerful that coalition can be. Brown, Mandel offer sharp ...
by jamess
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 12:15 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Originally published on ROJS News Update: July 6, 2012 @ 11:36 PM EDT: From Huffington Post, a statement by Leo Hindery: Many More People Are Effectively ...
by kayla9170
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 10:37 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
This is a guest post from my blog ROJS News by my dear friend and STRONG ADVOCATE for the 99ers/Long-Term Unemployed Rhond a Taylor . For four years, Rhonda, my friend has been unemployed, seeking ...
by kayla9170
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 08:52 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
This is a brilliant campaign ad. As a former 99er, single parent of a contraceptive needing, college financial aid needing actual real human, I can't even begin to figure out how many of these ...
by pvlb
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 07:04 PM PDT with 4 Recommends