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BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 9/08/14
On Sept. 5, the Department of Labor’s monthly report on the job market said that employment grew more slowly in August.
BY staff | St. Pauls, Minnesota | 9/04/14
Members of the Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) gathered outside Governor Mark Dayton’s mansion here, Sept. 4, to demand the governor, along with the Minnesota state government, provide public assistance to everyone who needs it and that they increase the welfare grants.
BY staff | Washington, DC | 8/22/14
Unemployment rates ticked upwards in 30 states, according to an Aug. 18 report from the federal government’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
BY Fight Back! Editors | United States | 8/12/14
Tired of living paycheck to paycheck, not able to put aside any savings for a rainy day or the future?
BY staff | Washington, DC | 7/20/14
Data released by the federal government July 18 show that many states continue to suffer from consistently high rates of unemployment.
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 6/19/14
Noting that hundreds of thousands of the long-term unemployed are veterans, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged fellow legislators pass a measure to restore emergency unemployment benefits, at a press conference here June 19.
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 6/08/14
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stated in a June 6 press statement, “It is my hope that Congress can still act on extending unemployment. This vital lifeline is so critical to struggling families in Nevada and throughout the country.”
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/06/14
On June 6, the Labor Department released the May report on the job market. While the unemployment stayed the same at 6.3%, a broader measure, called the labor force participation rate, remained at a 35 year low, of 62.8%.
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 5/21/14
House speaker John Boehner (R-OH) still refuses to allow a vote on legislation to restore unemployment compensation to the long-term jobless.
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 5/11/14
Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez urged an immediate vote on bill to extend benefits for the long term jobless in a May 7 letter to Republican House Speaker John Boehner.
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