Total unemployment, including all marginally attached workers, declined slightly to 14.4 percent in November, while the traditionally reported unemployment rate also declined to 7.7 percent.
Fiscal cliff drama in Washington coinciding with strikes and work stoppages among America’s lowest-paid workers, at Walmart and fast food restaurants, is no coincidence. If Congress goes over, these are the people who will feel the pinch.
Women are slowly making inroads in the gender pay gap. Recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data for full-time workers show women earn 82 percent as much as men, up from 64 percent in 1980.
A Connecticut website provides a place where people find volunteer opportunities, and nonprofits find new volunteers.
President Obama and Democrats can take some comfort in the latest jobs report, Reich writes, but they should be concerned about the continuing decline of wages.