Posted in American workers Economy foreign workers H-2B visa Immigration Jobs legal immigration mass immigration Politics unemployment Wages

Republicans, Democrats Seek to Widen H-2B Visa Program as 20.6M Americans are Jobless

A handful of House Republicans, and two House Democrats, are circulating a plan asking the State Department to widen the H-2B visa program that brings…

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Posted in Economy Fact Check Japan Joe Biden London / Europe Politics unemployment

Fact Check: Joe Biden Falsely Claims U.S. Economy Is Worse Off than Europe and Japan

The U.S. economy outperformed most of Europe and Japan in the most recent quarter.

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Posted in Economy unemployment Unemployment Rate

Black-White Jobless Gap Remains Near Historic Lows Despite Pandemic

The racial gap in unemployment narrowed during Trump’s presidency to its lowest level ever.

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Posted in American workers Economy foreign workers Immigration Jobs Labor Shortage legal immigration mass immigration Politics unemployment Wages

No Labor Shortage: 20.6 Million Jobless Americans Want Full-Time Jobs

Tens of millions of Americans remain jobless, but all want full-time jobs, mostly as a result of economic shutdowns spurred by the Chinese coronavirus crisis,…

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Posted in Economy employment situation Jobs unemployment Unemployment Rate

Better Than Expected! U.S. Economy Added 1.37 Million Jobs in August, Unemployment Fell to 8.4%

Economists had forecast an addition of around 1.32 million jobs and a decline in the unemployment rate to 9.8 percent.

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WSJ Analysis Shows Why Congress Shouldn’t Keep Subsidizing Extra Unemployment

The enormous, debt-funded unemployment benefits beefed up just several months ago de-incentivized work and created undue hurdles for businesses to bring back employees.

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Posted in Clips coronavirus Economy Nancy Pelosi Politics unemployment unemployment benefits

Pelosi Rejects House Dem Unemployment Extension: Not Good ‘Strategically’ to Give GOP an ‘Out’

On Thursday’s “PBS NewsHour,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reacted to the proposal that some House Democrats have expressed support for to extend enhanced unemployment…

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Posted in Clips Donald Trump Economy Executive Order Larry Kudlow payroll tax Politics unemployment

Kudlow: We’re Drafting Executive Orders, Considering Reemployment Benefits

On Friday’s broadcast of “PBS NewsHour,” White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow said that the White House is taking a look at issuing executive orders…

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Posted in Clips Donald Trump Economy Politics unemployment

Trump: I Want $600 Unemployment Benefits to Continue

During an interview with Gray Television on Tuesday, President Trump stated that he wants people receiving unemployment benefits to continue to get $600 a week…

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Posted in American workers blue-collar Economy Immigration Jobs Politics unemployment Wages working class

Blue Collar American Men Fall Out of Labor Force at Highest Rate in 20 Years

The labor force participation rate among working class, native-born American men has hit a 20-year low, research shows.

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Posted in coronavirus Covid-19 Economy Politics Tech unemployment unemployment claims

Pollak: There’s a Tech Solution for the Unemployment Benefits Crunch

This is a unique situation in which a very difficult political problem actually has a tech fix that can be directed by the White House…

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Posted in American workers Chamber of Commerce Economy foreign workers Immigration Labor Shortage mass immigration Middle Class Politics unemployment working class

No Labor Shortage: Working Class Americans Hardest Hit by Joblessness

Working class Americans are experiencing a higher level of unemployment than middle class and white-collar professionals — showing no signs of a labor shortage —…

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Posted in American workers Chamber of Commerce Economy foreign workers Immigration lawsuit mass immigration Politics Trump unemployment

Chamber of Commerce Sues Trump to Import Foreign Workers While 26M Americans Jobless

The Chamber of Commerce has filed a lawsuit against President Trump, demanding the 300,000 businesses it represents be allowed to import foreign workers while more…

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Posted in Clips Donald Trump Economy Larry Kudlow Politics unemployment

Kudlow: ‘We’re Looking at Re-Employment Benefits’

During an interview aired on Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street,” White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow stated that the…

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Posted in 2020 Election Economy Federal Reserve manifesto New York Times Politics racism reparations socialism Taxes unemployment

New York Times Publishes Radical Economic Manifesto Calling for Reparations

The New York Times devoted its entire “Sunday Review” section this weekend to an economic manifesto that lays out a radical left-wing vision for redesigning the…

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