The New York Times editorial board released a depressing report recently on the bleak job prospects faced by high school students graduating this year, a situation it traces to consistent political failures in recent times.
The destruction caused by neoliberalism is global. The patterns of economic, social, cultural and political assault that Mexico has suffered are afflicting countries from Greece to the United States. Only a worldwide anti-capitalist resistance movement will save us.
U.S. industry added 242,000 jobs in February—but the major gains were in low-wage industries, and average hourly earnings dropped 3 cents. And unemployment rates remained far higher for minorities than for whites.
Here's hoping that alongside the angry campaign to succeed him, President Obama and his budget chief, Shaun Donovan, will make their case for smart government and an approach to social policy that is both compassionate and pragmatic. You can even imagine a catchy slogan for their effort: "Yes, we can."
A new report looks at the issue in 22 cities across the country.
In this holiday season, it’s especially appropriate to acknowledge how many Americans don’t have steady work.
Employers added a mere 142,000 jobs in September, the Labor Department announced Friday, suggesting that the U.S. economy is losing momentum after a second month of lackluster growth.
Raising interest rates before employment and wages have recovered would harm working people and the U.S. economy, The New York Times' Editorial Board writes on Labor Day.
Unemployment rates of 43 percent for Gaza's general population and 60 percent for young people suggest a bleak future for Israel as well as Gaza.
These days it’s not unusual for someone on the way to work to receive a text message from her employer saying she’s not needed right then.