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The Great Job Resignation

Kim Parker and Juliana Menasce Horowitz Pew Research
Majority of workers who quit a job in 2021 cite low pay, no opportunities for advancement, feeling disrespected.

Once Again Austerity Proponents Tell it like it Isn’t

Martin Hart-Landsberg Reports from the Economic Front
While inflation-hawks are quick to highlight the cost of higher prices, they rarely, if ever, mention the costs associated with the higher interest rate policy they recommend, costs that include higher unemployment and lower wages for working people.

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Unions Worry Uptick in Automated Jobs Will Go Beyond Pandemic

Olivia Rockeman, James Attwood and Joe Deaux Bloomberg
To maintain productivity and safety, some jobs are installing robot coworkers. Labor unions worry that the robots will continue to occupy jobs after the pandemic ends while others say they will free up workers for other positions.

Defend the Post Office, Defend Black Workers

Paul Prescod Jacobin
The United States Postal Service is a crucial institution for black workers in America. That's why Bernie Sanders's strong support for defending and expanding the USPS is a key racial justice issue.

In Praise of a Higher Minimum Wage

Richard Florida City Lab
Raising the minimum wage helps low-paid workers without damaging the broader economy, the authors of two new research papers find.

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OECD Employment Outlook 2018

AFSCME AFSCME Information Highway
In particular, the report shows the United States’s unemployed and at-risk workers are getting very little support from the government, and their employed peers are set back by a particularly weak collective-bargaining system.

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China-Like Wages Now Part Of U.S. Employment Boom

Kenneth Rapoza Forbes
The China-esqsue income for the general labor pool might not spark a backlash against the Chinese, Washington's favorite punching bag. Instead, it will favor future political backlashes against globalization and the corporations seen driving up inequality -- and driving down mobility -- because of it.

State Unemployment Rates by Race and Ethnicity Show Recovery Expanding but Still Leaving Stubborn Pockets of High Unemployment

Janelle Jones Economic Policy Institute
The African American unemployment rate is at or below its pre-recession level in 11 states: Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Carolina. However, a return to pre-recession levels in these states is barely a recovery: in all of these states, black unemployment rates were above 8.0 percent before the recession.
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