All Americans willing and able to work have a right to paid employment. If the private sector can’t generate sufficient jobs, the public sector should provide them. This definition of “right to work” obviously differs from the one that Republican legislators in Michigan deployed when they passed a new law absolving workers from the responsibility … Continue reading
“The economic crisis is fuelling a stream of bad news about jobs in Europe.” writes Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission in the foreword of New skills and jobs in Europe: Pathways towards full employment (Adapted choosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor to follow) People around us are losing their jobs and … Continue reading
‘Three years after our worst recession since the Great Depression officially ended, the U.S. economy is still very weak’ writes Mark Weisbrot. The people most hurt by this weakness are the unemployed and the poor, and of course the two problems are related. We have about 23 million people who are unemployed, involuntarily working part-time, or have … Continue reading
Earlier this month, polling agency Gallup released its 2011 global unemployment statistics for 148 countries. Of the nations Gallup surveyed, nine had unemployment rates below 5%. The majority are in Asia, with the remainder in central or eastern Europe. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed these nine countries to determine the underlying causes of their extremely low … Continue reading
The extensive Job Gap as tremendous impact. According to the 2012 of the ILO report on Global Employment Trends(GET), the world facesa Global Job Gap of 600 million jobs.
Seeking to make good on past threats in Congress to rein in the Federal Reserve’s powers, a prominent Republican lawmaker said on Thursday he will introduce legislation to focus the U.S. central bank on a single mandate to fight inflation and protect the dollar’s value. Representative Kevin Brady, vice chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, … Continue reading