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A grassroots effort to support raising the minimum wage has collected more than 6,000 signatures in New Bedford, and thousands more across other SouthCoast communities. About 25 percent of New Bedford employees are currently working at minimum wage
Eight million jobs have disappeared , many of which did not require a college diploma. But the occupational sector that has seen the worst decline is that of middle-skill jobs, those which have historically paid between approximately $14.00 and $21.
Here's what it takes to raise a family on three minimum wage jobs. Five days a week, Dejun Jackson wakes at 4:30 to get to the Chicago Chick-fil-A in time to start his shift at 5:45. He works behind the counter until 1 pm, when he walks to his second
After circling each other for days, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Texas Gov. Rick Perry clashed Wednesday in a nationally televised debate that was focused on state economic policy but tied closely to presidential politics. The state leaders both
The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.
Minimum-wage workers, many of whom spent Thursday striking, should look at Illinois before convincing themselves that a higher minimum wage will solve their problems. Illinois is one of the best paying states in the country, but the economic reality
We Eat a Lot of Soup and Crackers' The real unemployment rate in southwest Detroit is almost 50%. Seventeen rural South Carolina counties just closed their unemployment offices due to budget cuts, despite high unemployment. In New York, unemployed
Business Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org September 26, 2012 1:04AM Amie Crawford, 56 years old, holds an associate degree in interior design, and has previously worked in that capacity making $50,000 a year. Now she cannot find a job in that field and
September 2, 2012 Job seekers fill out applications at a job fair sponsored by State Senator Jose R...A net gain of 21,000 jobs since July 2008 is only because a net gain of 194,000 jobs in low-wage industries offset net losses in middle-wage jobs (
To quote a line from Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign, "It's the economy, stupid!" It should be no surprise, then, the President is crowing about recent economic figures which show the unemployment rate has decreased, new jobs are being created, and new