Tag:Unemployment

States cut job benefits to encourage employment. How's that going? (Hint: Not well.)

Well, this is embarrassing. Or it should be. Certain that the only reason people weren’t flocking to fill job openings was that the $300 added to...

Standing in line at the grocery store

So, a couple of days ago I was standing in line at the checkout in my local grocery store. The line was long because...

U.S. added 559,000 jobs in May and unemployment dropped to 5.8%

After a disappointing April jobs report, May looked significantly better with 559,000 new jobs added to the economy, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics....

'Politics, not economics, is driving decisions' on unemployment aid, JPMorgan says

New unemployment claims fell to a pandemic low for the fourth week in a row, with a still-high but rapidly dropping 406,000 people filing for unemployment. But...

Nobody Wants to Work (For You) Anymore

Capitalists are playing the victim card again. Plastered over the windows of fast-food restaurants across the U.S. are sloppily taped printer-paper signs begging for hirees...

Republicans have a simple story about unemployment: Blaming workers. The reality is more complicated

New unemployment claims dropped to a pandemic low of 473,000 this week, while the experience of being unemployed in the United States is quickly diverging for...

Mississippi Republicans explicitly define 'normal wage levels' as below a living wage

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves followed the lead of his Republican counterparts in Montana and South Carolina by announcing the state will refuse expanded federal unemployment benefits, costing unemployed...

Unexpectedly weak jobs report hits as South Carolina and Montana announce unemployment aid cut-off

The persistent—and false—claims that unemployment benefits are keeping people from looking for work are being turned into policy in two states, while unexpectedly weak job creation...

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Mo' Trouble for Mo Brooks as justice closes in

Mo Brooks is trying to get some legal cover for his role in the insurrection, and the DoJ is...
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Pelosi forcefully defended from GOP misinformation on Select Committee by these reporters. WOW!

These two reporters pushed back at both GOP narrative and misinformation as they defended Speaker Nancy Pelosi. REALLY! Finally! Media...

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