Category: unemployment

  • Young Adult Unemployment Rate at 12.7 Percent in August

    GENERATION OPPORTUNITY New Poll Shows Millennials Continue to Alter Daily Life and Future Plans Due to High Unemployment and Poor Economy Generation Opportunity encourages young Americans to call the White House and demand an end to policies that limit opportunities forcing delayed dreams and plans for the future through no fault of their own Washington, […]

  • Looking for a Good Job? Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

    Michelle Chen In These Times If you think your job stinks, you’re not alone. And if you’re still looking for a decent job, don’t expect to find one anytime soon, or ever. A new analysis of job quality, assessing various measures of benefits and wages, confirms what many of us already suspected: Good jobs are […]

  • Where Are the Jobs?

    Dashka Slater Economic Hardship Reporting Project As we stood in line at a Burger King in Sacramento, Calif., Joe Sisco gave me a nudge. “Look at the age of the people who are here right now,” he said and cocked his chin toward the three women behind the counter, each several decades past the age […]

  • Mass. Unemployment Up 6.1%

    By Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, AUG. 16, 2012….Massachusetts employers added 1,600 jobs in July, but the state’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly for the first time in three years to 6.1 percent, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released by the Patrick administration Thursday morning. A previously reported 2,600 […]