Wednesday September 28, 2022
| Last update: Tuesday at 9:05 PM
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 1/23/22
On Thursday, January 20, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the number of new claims for unemployment insurance rose for the second week in row, to more than 280,000 for the week of January 10-15.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 1/16/22
On Friday, January 14, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported that retail sales dropped 1.9% in December 2021.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 1/14/22
On Wednesday, January 12 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that prices of consumer goods rose 7% in 2021. This is the highest rate of inflation in 40 years.
inflation
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 1/09/22
On Friday, January 7 the U.S. Department of Labor released its last report on the 2021 job market.
jobs
BY Serena Sojic-Borne | New Orleans, LA | 8/29/21
On August 29, at 11:55 a.m., Hurricane Ida made landfall on the Louisiana coast. The storm arrived on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Like then, working class, Black, and indigenous Louisianans are least able to evacuate and suffer the most damages.
BY staff | New York, NY | 8/17/21
As the Delta variant rages through the U.S., a major Chinese publisher has signed a contract to distribute a timely book comparing COVID-19 responses in the countries' two systems: capitalism and socialism.
China, COVID-19
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 8/16/21
Fifty years ago, on August 15, 1971, then-President Nixon ended the U.S. dollar’s link with gold. This marked a retreat from the economic supremacy of the United States after World War II. Less than four years later, the fall of Saigon marked a defeat for the United States and a turning point in U.S. domination of the developing world.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 8/01/21
On Saturday, July 31 members and supporters of the Northern California Unemployed Committee or NCUC rallied to protest the coming end of federal unemployment benefits set for September 6.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/14/21
On Saturday, June 12, four Republican-led states cut off three federal unemployment benefit programs. These were the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation or FPUC which provides a $300 per week supplement to regular benefits, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA for self-employed and gig workers, and the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation or PEUC, for the longer-term unemployment who state benefits have run out. This means that 370,000 who have lost work in Alaska, Iowa, Mississippi and Missouri will be losing their benefits starting next week.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/14/21
On Saturday, June 12, four Republican-led states cut off three federal unemployment benefit programs. These were the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation or FPUC which provides a $300 per week supplement to regular benefits, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA for self-employed and gig workers, and the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation or PEUC, for the longer-term unemployment who state benefits have run out. This means that 370,000 who have lost work in Alaska, Iowa, Mississippi and Missouri will be losing their benefits starting next week.
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