Unemployment

Washington, DC-Just after President Obama's speech to a joint session of the US Congress on his new plan to stimulate job growth entitled "The American Jobs Act," the national policy center Demos published a point-by-point analysis of the plan. Based on the deep economic troubles facing this...
09/08/2011
Press Release
Beyond the specific proposals, there were two themes of the President's jobs speech that I believe are critical to the fight for our country's future, and one question that hovers over the speech and the weeks ahead. First, he made the centerpiece of his speech the struggles of ordinary...
09/08/2011
Blog
On Thursday, President Obama will deliver a major speech on America's employment crisis. But too often, what is lost in the call for job creation is a clear idea of what jobs we want to create. I recently led a research team to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, where Gov. Rick Perry, a contender for...
09/05/2011
News/Resource
With unemployment above 9 percent, creating more jobs is an urgent priority for the United States. But it is difficult to have a sensible debate on how to spark job growth given the myths and misinformation that surround this issue. Specifically, many political leaders and analysts wrongly point to...
09/05/2011
News/Resource
Distinguished Senior Fellow Bob Herbert took to MSNBC yesterday evening to talk about the unemployment crisis and discuss what the President needs to do to enable job creation.  Herbert wrote in these pages yesterday as part of Demos' America Can Work Better week. 
08/31/2011
Blog
The United States faces the gravest unemployment crisis since the Great Depression. At least 25 million Americans, or 16.1 percent of workers, are unemployed or underemployed. The average length of unemployment is 10 months, a record high. Those who have been unemployed for just 5 weeks have only...
08/31/2011
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