The US Department of Labor released its employment situation report on Friday. Less workers were employed for 27 weeks or longer, but the US still has a long way to go before returning to pre-recession levels.
Conditions for the long term unemployed improved in February while still remaining distressed by historic standards. Workers unemployed 27 weeks or more declined to 3.739 million, or 35.8 percent of all unemployed workers.
Condoleezza Rice states: 'The recent events [in Ukraine and elsewhere] should be a wake-up call to all Americans. I know we are tired and worried about our problems at home, but we cannot eschew the responsibilities of leadership and embolden those who don’t share our values.'
Workers unemployed 27 weeks or more declined to 3.646 million or 35.8 percent of all unemployed workers while the median term of unemployment declined increased to 16.0 weeks, according to the latest employment situation at work
The budget deal patched together this week is a bad deal for at least three reasons, Reich writes. America would do better with another temporary spending resolution than with Congress's budget deal.
The Great Recession helped reverse a decades-long rise in materialism among many young people. Despite a tough financial future, they are also more concerned about others. This shift is a gift for those seeking less spending at Christmas.
Tithing and church giving in general has taken the most prolonged dip since the Great Depression. Is the economy to blame or perhaps a failure to teach that tithing and giving is an integral part of the spiritual life?
American adults have turned Halloween into a commercial extravaganza. The sexy-costume trend for girls, even for toddlers, reveals how far we have strayed from the roots of Halloween, which used to be a time for kids to challenge their elders.