Unemployment

On Tuesday, December 13th, the Congressional Progressive Caucus unveiled the RESTORE the American Dream for the 99% Act. The bill, if passed, would create more than 5 million jobs and save more than $2 trillion. This is a comprehensive plan to put America back to work by reversing the failed...
12/13/2011
Publication
Employment of 18-24 year-olds is at a 30-year low.  The employment ratio for 25-34 year-olds hasn’t been this low since the early 80s.  
11/03/2011
Data Byte
More than one quarter of 18-24 year-olds and 16% of 25-34 year-olds would like to have more work but cannot find it. 
11/02/2011
Data Byte
Unemployment and underemployment make young people less likely to have access to health benefits.
11/02/2011
Data Byte
Post-9/11 veterans enlisted knowing that they would likely see active duty, and many of them did: since 9/11, more than 2.2 million Americans have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. Unfortunately, our nation has not rewarded their service with economic opportunity and stability. In fact, the...
11/01/2011
Data Byte
Demos' Heather McGhee discusses the recent police aggression at Occupy Oakland and the rise of economic inequality in the United States.
10/30/2011
Video
Demos' Heather McGhee argues that, in a responsible society, inequality arising from globalization and technological change would be mitigated by social welfare assistance and support for labor rights.
10/30/2011
Video
Our national economy is stagnant, and our state economy is no better. We have more people out of work and out of heart than in generations. The middle class seems out of reach to many, especially young people. New Yorkers face fundamental challenges to the dream of shared prosperity and economic...
10/16/2011
News/Resource
The American Dream used to mean that if you put in a hard day's work, you could expect good wages, benefits, and a better life for your kids. Today, the kinds of jobs that can provide a solid middle-class life in return for hard work are in short supply - unemployment is high, earnings are flat,...
09/14/2011
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