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What Does Low Unemployment Rate Mean When Most Jobs Created Are Low Wage?

What Does Low Unemployment Rate Mean When Most Jobs Created Are Low Wage?

October 11, 2018

3.9% Unemployment rate with almost half of new jobs low wage no benefits. And how many stopped looking for work? Saurav Sarkar of the Institute for Policy Studies discusses what’s behind the numbers

Food Stamps Among The Most Effective Economic Stimulus

February 7, 2014
Working age adults now make up the majority of food stamp recipients, but would raising their hourly wage get them off food stamps?

Economist: Record High Stock Prices Driven by Squeezing Workers’ Wages

December 2, 2013

Gerald Epstein: The media celebrates Dow 16,000, but the vast majority of stocks are owned by the top 1%

Americans Living in Poverty

November 28, 2013
Highest increases of homeless children seen in states like North Carolina where austerity policies predominate

Social Security Reform

April 8, 2013
Bob Pollin: Costs of Social Security and Medicare have nothing to do with rise in fiscal deficit

The Making of "Untold History of the United States"

March 29, 2013
Watch part 2 on Tuesday

TRNN REPLAY: The 50TH Anniversary of the First US Offensive in Vietnam

March 29, 2013
Watch part 2 on Tuesday