Reprinted from Robert Reich’s blog. Please visit his blog for additional, timely economic articles. Americans are deeply confused about why the economy is so bad – and their President isn’t telling them. In fact, the White House apparently has decided to join with Republicans and blame it on the long-term budget deficit. Before I turn […]

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layofflist on July 15th, 2011

A post from Robert Reich tells the story of how there is so little attention being paid to job creation. It’s an excellent read and it shows how both parties are not giving serious effort to the jobs crisis. They all have a job, so why worry about the 22 million unemployed and underemployed. What […]

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The May BLS jobs report was discouraging for millions still seeking a job in a weak jobs market. Only 54,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate increased to 9.1%. About 125,000 jobs need to be created each month to absorb new entrants into the workforce. With that in mind, 71,000 more jobs needed to […]

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