Month After Unemployment Program Ended Was Worst For Job Growth

By Morgan Artyukhina, Sputnik News. -

The federal unemployment benefit wasn’t the only pandemic aid program the Democrats let end, either. Federal bans on foreclosure and eviction were also allowed to lapse without renewal as well, [...]

It’s A Wage And Workers Rights Shortage

By Lane Windham, The Hill. -

As we approach Labor Day, America’s working people are deep into a protracted general strike. Millions are refusing to go back into low-wage, no-benefits jobs that require they abandon dignity [...]

Unemployment Cuts Made People Poorer Without Increasing Employment

By Matt Bruenig, Jacobin. -

Six academics, including Arin Dube and Suresh Naidu, released a paper last week estimating the impact of the massive unemployment benefit cuts that occurred in twenty-two states in June. The team [...]

Workers Are Being Crushed By Unemployment Benefit Shutoffs

By Julia Rock and Andrew Perez, Jacobin. -

The war on jobless aid began on May 4, when Montana governor Greg Gianforte (R) announced that the state would cut off federal unemployment benefits at the end of June. “Montana is open for [...]

Real Unemployment Is Three Times What They’re Telling Us

By John Buell, Informed Comment. -

Southwest Harbor, Maine – As Congress gets set to debate the Biden Pandemic relief package, one of the favorite Republican lines is the contention that an economic recovery is already well [...]

Don’t Be Fooled: The Official Unemployment Numbers Are A Lie

By Eleanor Goldfield, Mintpress News. -

The official unemployment rate now stands at 6.7%. But that doesn’t feel right, does it? Unless you live in a gated community, the reality on the ground feels more dire and more destitute. Behind [...]

2020 Ends With Almost Ten Million Fewer Jobs Than Before The Recession

By Elise Gould, Economic Policy Institute. -

On January 8, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the last jobs report of 2020, which is also the last jobs report we will receive while Trump is president—a presidency that has ushered in [...]

Harvard Workers Left Out In The Cold

By Michelle Chen, Dissent Magazine. -

Harvard University’s campus has been dormant since last spring, and as COVID-19 cases rise through the winter, it’s unclear when normal classes will resume. The administration recently announced [...]

FDR Knew Exactly How To Solve Today’s Unemployment Crisis

By Ellen Brown, -

Millions of Americans have joined the ranks of the unemployed, and government relief checks and savings are running out; meanwhile, the country still needs trillions of dollars in infrastructure. [...]

Economic Consequences Of A Second Economic ‘Mitigation’ Bill

By Jack Rasmus, ZNet. -

As of mid-December 2020 the US economy has begun showing increasing signs of an exceptionally weak 4th quarter, October-December, growth. After having collapsed -10.5% in the March-June 2020 [...]

Unemployment Skyrocketing? An Evolved Society Would Celebrate

By Lee Camp, -

Leaf blowers are everything wrong with capitalism. . . . I’ll explain that in a minute. We all know times are irredeemably grim, and they’re only getting worse. The unemployment level in [...]

Losing Jobless Benefits Is Not Only Stressful

By Avie Schneider, NPR. -

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown millions of Americans out of work — and over the past nine months, up to 20 million have filed for unemployment. Supplemental federal unemployment benefits of [...]

Five Key Takeaways From The November Jobs Report

By Paul Wiseman, AP News. -

Washington, DC - Evidence was abundant in the November jobs report that the U.S. economy’s tentative recovery is sputtering as coronavirus cases accelerate and federal aid runs out. Hiring [...]

The Actual Effects Of Enhanced Unemployment Benefits

By John Miller, Dollars and Sense. -

No matter how hard they search, unemployed workers can’t find jobs that don’t exist. The major cause of today’s high unemployment is the lack of jobs, not workers who have stopped searching for [...]

As Pandemic Aid Ends, Families Face Brutal New Year

By Nigel Duara, Cal Matters. -

California - In late 2017, a house fell on Jacques Gene. The construction foreman in Cool, east of Sacramento, was inside a half-finished home when the rolling trusses that make up the [...]