Tag Archives: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Why Republicans Want Jobs to Stay Anemic

By Robert Reich Job-growth is sputtering. So why, exactly, do regressive Republicans continue to say “no” to every idea for boosting it — even last week’s almost absurdly modest proposal by President Obama to combine corporate tax cuts with increased … Continue reading

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Who makes minimum wage?

By Pew Research Center The controversy over Washington, D.C.’s “living wage” ordinance, which may prompt Wal-Mart to pull out of as many as six new stores planned for the city, has drawn new attention to those near the bottom of … Continue reading

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Understand how being unemployed can endanger not just yourself but those you love. Understand how we need to raise the minimum wage. Living on a $9.00 the minimum wage  would still be extremely hard for families to survive but it … Continue reading

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McJobs Are the Future: Why You Should Care What Fast Food Workers Earn

By Jordan Weissmann As I wrote earlier today, the corporate brass at McDonald’s seem to believe that in order to survive on what they pay their restaurant workers, you need a second job. And hey, credit where it’s due: they’re probably … Continue reading

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In All But Six States, You Can Be Fired For Being A Victim Of Domestic Violence

By Bryce Covert Last week, Carie Charlesworth, a teacher in California and a victim of domestic violence, was fired from her job because her abusive husband invaded the school parking lot and put the school on lockdown. While her abuser was sent … Continue reading

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Minority unemployment gap is still widening

By Michelle Singletary     Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the employment gap between young minorities and young whites continues to grow, reports Edward Wyckoff Williams, a contributing editor of The Root.   In 2011, 42.6 … Continue reading

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Mom’s work is never done – and now it’s worth less, too

By Allison Linn If moms earned wages for the work they do around the house and with the kids, they’d be getting a pay cut this year.The take-home pay that a mother would earn for everything from cooking to handling … Continue reading

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