Tag: census workers

The Long Road to Recovery: Workers give up on job search

The U.S. unemployment rate in June fell to 9.5% from 9.7% in May as job seekers gave up looking for work.   125,000 jobs were shed for a total of 225,000 jobs including the census workers.  This comes at a time when news of an unemployment extension is rejected for the third time in Congress.  The hardest... Read more »

Dismal May Job Report: A Story of the "Haves" & "Have Nots"

The national unemployment rate for May fell to 9.7% from 9.9% last month, primarily as a direct result of the 411,000 temporary Census workers hires that pushed job creation in May to 431,000.  Only 20,000 jobs were added in the private sector. The number of unemployed persons was 15.0 million. Our economy is one of... Read more »