Labor & Economic News Blog
Friday, December 10, 2010
Villaraigosa takes on teachers unionVillaraigosa takes on teachers union
In a speech to state leaders, the mayor brands United Teachers Los Angeles as an obstacle to reform as the city stands at 'a critical crossroads.'
Monday, December 06, 2010
Court to look at huge Wal-Mart sex bias lawsuitCourt to look at huge Wal-Mart sex bias lawsuit
WalMart argued that it doesn't have a company wide policy of discrimination, and therefore women alleging gender bias should file individual lawsuits
Friday, December 03, 2010
Minimum wage hikes don’t eliminate jobs, study finds
Increasing the minimum wage does not lead to the short- or long-term loss of low paying jobs, according to a new study co-authored by UC Berkeley economics professor Michael Reich and published in the November issue of the journal The Review of Economics and Statistics.
Three years later, millions wait for jobsThree years later, millions wait for jobs
December marks three years since the start of the Great Recession – and 18 months since it officially ended. But new data released on Friday show a nationwide unemployment rate of 9.8%.
Creating 21st Century JobsCreating 21st Century Jobs
The Hamilton Project and the Center for American Progress examine challenges to American workers and offer three discrete policy options to promote the future competitiveness and prosperity of the U.S. labor force.
The Problem with Men: A Look at Long-term Employment TrendsThe Problem with Men: A Look at Long-term Employment Trends
November’s weaker-than-expected jobs numbers offer new evidence that little headway has been made at reducing the pool of the unemployed. Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney, in a new Hamilton Project examination of the “job gap,” focus on the plight of male workers in the longer-term U.S. employment trends.
Disappointing Job Growth in U.S. as Jobless Rate Hits 9.8%Disappointing Job Growth in U.S. as Jobless Rate Hits 9.8%
The economy added only 39,000 jobs in November, the Labor Department said, dampening hopes that the recovery was gathering momentum.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Global shipping industry faces worker shortageGlobal shipping industry faces worker shortage
After an unwelcome reprieve caused by the global recession, employers in international trade again are growing concerned about whether there...
Brown's green planBrown's green plan
Gov.-elect Jerry Brown's plan to create jobs relies on an expansion of renewable energy in California. The energy plan, introduced during...
Fears grow over length of US jobs crisisFears grow over length of US jobs crisis
President Barack Obama will get his latest jobs report card Friday, with economists warning painfully high levels of US unemployment will not end any time soon.
Unemployed, and Likely to Stay That WayUnemployed, and Likely to Stay That Way
The longer people stay out of work, the more trouble they have finding new work, adding to the challenge for policy makers trying to reduce joblessness.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
End of jobless benefits for 2 million beginsEnd of jobless benefits for 2 million begins
Unless Congress changes its mind, the cut off for those whose benefits had been extended to 99 weeks has arrived.