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Blog: Unemployment Rate Down, Employment Rate about the Same!

Aug 07, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

More people are dropping out of the ranks of those looking for work, or are among the long-term unemployed no longer eligible for UI benefits. Read more

Blog: A Look at New Unemployment Numbers

Aug 03, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

When will some legislators learn that federal budget cuts increase unemployment, therefore reducing both state and federal revenue, and costing both in unemployment benefits? Read more

Blog: Is 8.6% Unemployment a Real Improvement?

Dec 02, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

The unemployment numbers for November were released the morning of Dec. 2. WOW, a move from 9.0% to 8.6%, isn’t that good news? Not so fast. Read more

Blast from the Past: The Reality of Tax Breaks

Oct 24, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

As those in Congress continue to debate solutions to stabilize our economy, we must be cognizant and reflective about past policies that have failed the American people.

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Blog: Harmful Attacks on the EPA

Oct 24, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

The unfounded attacks ignore the lives saved and productivity created by the agency. Read more

Blog: Unemployment and the Faith Community

Sep 12, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

For those of us who are not in a position to create jobs, how might we engage? Especially, how might we engage as faith communities? Read more

NETWORK Responds to President Obama’s Jobs Speech

The challenge of President Obama’s speech to Congress on the American Jobs Act was just what we as a nation needed to pull out of the polarizing rhetoric and to move toward working together for the good of the whole. Read more

Blog: Democratic Plan

Jun 30, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Early Thursday morning, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) laid out the Democrats’ plan to simultaneously work towards deficit reduction and promote job growth. Read more

Preserving Medicare

The Medicare Trustee Report, released on May 13, indicates that the lifetime of the Medicare Trust Fund is five years shorter than previously reported.  Unemployment is one of the causes. Read more

Blog: Improving Our Workforce Policies

May 12, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Kudos to CLASP for bringing together a dynamic panel of speakers -- crossing political spectrums and administrations -- to bluntly discuss obstacles that stand in the way of common-sense workforce development policy. Read more

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