Sunday October 24, 2021
| Last update: Saturday at 9:39 PM
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 1/22/15
Statistics compiled by the federal government indicate that there is still a large number of long-term unemployed workers, despite the modest economic expansion. According to a Jan. 9 statement from the Bureau of Labor Statics, “In December, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or longer) was essentially unchanged at 2.8 million and accounted for 31.9% of the unemployed.”
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 9/22/14
On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the Census Bureau released their annual report on income and poverty for 2013. The report showed that the typical household had a small gain in their income for the first time since 2007. The median household income, at $51,939 was still below that of 1996, when adjusted for inflation. It is still down 8% from 2007 and 8.7% less than its peak in 1999.
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 | 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, DC | 7/07/14
Conservative pundits are praising Republican lawmakers for blocking legislation in Congress to restore Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC).
BY staff | Washington, DC | 5/04/14
On May 1, Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Dean Heller (R-NV), the authors of the Senate bill to extend unemployment benefits to the to the long-term jobless, told the House leadership to allow a vote on proposed extension.
BY staff | Washington D.C. | 4/10/14
Legislation to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless passed the Senate, April 7.
BY staff | Washington, D.C. | 3/31/14
In a press statement, March 31, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, “Notwithstanding this opposition to extending unemployment benefits I am confident we will pass this bipartisan legislation here in the Senate this week. Once passed, the matter is then in the hands of the Republicans who control the House of Representatives.”
BY staff | Washington D.C. | 2/16/14
Congress has failed the unemployed, by going into recess without passing legislation to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. Senate majority leader Harry Reid tweeted, Feb. 12, that the issue would be “revisited” when the Senate goes back into session Feb.25.
BY staff | Washington D.C. | 2/11/14
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky was among those who voted against Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC), Feb 6.
Syndicate content
inspectorrandoness