Democrats Focus on Employment

Note:  The following comes courtesy of  the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress that includes:

  • Portrait Senator Jim Webb of Virginia
  • Portrait Senator Mark Warner of Virginia

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES REMAIN SCARCE.
The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that there are 5 unemployed workers for every one job opening.  Despite the high unemployment rate, the Senate failed to extend unemployment insurance benefits, causing an estimated 1.7 million unemployed workers to lose benefits before the July 4th recess is over (read more here).

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