Stop what you’re doing right now and watch this video of unemployed workers.
|By: Michael Whitney Friday December 3, 2010 3:30 pm|
|By: emptywheel Friday July 9, 2010 11:40 am|
More than one percent of all Americans — 3.3 million people — will have lost their unemployment benefits by month’s end if Congress doesn’t pass an extension of long-term benefits. They represent a huge chunk of our neighbors, our customers, our family members. And our country seems to have decided they and those who depend on them are expendable.
|By: Tula Connell Thursday February 11, 2010 1:31 pm|
There’s a lot more that’s frozen in D.C. this week than the usual fallout from a blizzard. The brains of many Senate Republicans are on ice as well. The House passed a jobs bill in December, but the Senate is dawdling, and worse—threatening to pass bits and pieces, taking apart what should be a comprehensive approach to jobs and turning it into minced cabbage.
|By: Tula Connell Thursday December 11, 2008 1:30 pm|
The unemployment figures were so bad Friday—half a million U.S. jobs lost in one month—some in the corporate media actually sounded a bit alarmed. Still, the overriding impulse of mainstream journalists is to look on the bright side.
Like NPR for instance, which offers a handy chart showing how unemployment was worse in the early 1980s than it is now.