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American manufacturing jobs peaked in 1979, and no president other than Clinton has presided over gains in factory jobs since then. So when Trump promised to bring back factory jobs, it was a tall order. In Trump’s first three years, the manufacturing sector did add some jobs, but in 2020, the pandemic ruined what little progress those workers had enjoyed. As of September, the sector was down 164,000 jobs, or 1.3% from when Trump took office.... Source: CNN
Up until 2020, President Trump’s first term was characterized by solid job growth, but then the pandemic wiped out about 15% of American jobs in just two months. Since May, the economy has recovered only about half those jobs, and Trump is heading into the election with the worst job losses on record under any president. In contrast, at this point in Obama’s presidency, the job market was up 0.4%. He took office at a time when employers were cutting hundreds of thousands of jobs a month. Hiri
Job Growth/Loss in U.S. Recessions (3-month average) - top and bottom quartile by weekly earnings Source: Washington Post

Work: Job Gains and Losses

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"Labor Shortage? Hire those felons that have been systemically kept from getting a good job because of their backgrounds!" ~ Natasha Law
There isn't a "teacher shortage." There's a "master's-level professionals who will work for $35,000 shortage." ~ @AtDisneyAgain
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics / Economic Policy Institute

Work: Employment & Labor Force Participation

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One of the biggest myths is that billionaires are job creators. 1999: 50 billionaires, 4.3% unemployment rate 2019: 607 billionaires, 3.7% unemployment Now: 719 billionaires, 6.1% unemployment In the pandemic, billionaire wealth grew 55% while the number of jobs dropped 5% ~ @DanPriceSeattle
60 mil claimed unemployment, used up savings, & asked for help. 10 mil face eviction; 8 mil fell into poverty. But 600+ US billionaires got richer by $1 trillion. Capitalists buy governments to keep this system, pandemic or not. ~ @profwolff
Unemployment rates of workers ages 16 and older, by race and ethnicity, January 2020-June 2021 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey

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Averages of minutes per day from time-use diaries for people between 15 and 64 (surveys conducted between 2009 and 2016) On average, Italians work approximately half as long as Chinese people each day, but Chinese people are getting about 30 minutes more sleep.Source: OECD Time Use Database
"It's tough to make a living when all we do is work."  Photo credit: Patrice Sharon Jackson
Never forget that CEOs who brag about how many hours they work come home to personal chefs, maids, drivers, and landscapers.  Housework is work. They don't count it for you, and they don't do it themselves.  ~ @existentialcomics

Work: Hours Worked

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Why don't workers get the full benefit of rising productivity? No one has good answers bloom.bg/2ikTOlR  "So why didn’t wages rise as much as they should have?...[The most important reason] was the increase in wage inequality, which limited gains in the median worker’s pay since the mid-1970s even as average pay continued to climb amid pay increases at the top."  Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
The Gap between Productivity and Wages  [click on this image to find a short video and incisive analysis about the problem with the economy, including the stall of hourly compensation]

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Vulnerable = jobs within each industry that pay less than the median wage and do not provide employer-sponsored health care--Source: Brookings Institute
Source: New York Times

Work: Leave Benefits

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The Deadliest Jobs in America,2013. Police officers experience fewer fatal injuries on the job than taxi drivers  Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Percentage and absolute number of children in child labour and hazardous work, 5-17 years age range, 2000 to 2016  Source: International Labor Organization

Work: Hazardous Work

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Marx always made the point that work--labour--is good, it's fulfilling, it has been a natural drive of humanity forever. What's degrading about work today is the social relations that sustain it (wage labour and the extraction of surplus value). Labour itself is not degrading. ~ @JoshuaYJackson Economic Development, Social Justice, Anti Capitalism, Work Today, Social Class, Degrading, Capitalist
Marx always made the point that work--labour--is good, it's fulfilling, it has been a natural drive of humanity forever. What's degrading about work today is the social relations that sustain it (wage labour and the extraction of surplus value). Labour itself is not degrading. ~ @JoshuaYJackson
"Labor Shortage? Hire those felons that have been systemically kept from getting a good job because of their backgrounds!" ~ Natasha Law Equal Rights, Job, Good Job, Send Message, Labor, My Opinions, Hiring, Equality
"Labor Shortage? Hire those felons that have been systemically kept from getting a good job because of their backgrounds!" ~ Natasha Law
One of the biggest myths is that billionaires are job creators. 1999: 50 billionaires, 4.3% unemployment rate 2019: 607 billionaires, 3.7% unemployment Now: 719 billionaires, 6.1% unemployment In the pandemic, billionaire wealth grew 55% while the number of jobs dropped 5% ~ @DanPriceSeattle Unemployment Rate, Government Type, Unemployment, Billionaire, Government, Capitalism, Poverty
One of the biggest myths is that billionaires are job creators
One of the biggest myths is that billionaires are job creators. 1999: 50 billionaires, 4.3% unemployment rate 2019: 607 billionaires, 3.7% unemployment Now: 719 billionaires, 6.1% unemployment In the pandemic, billionaire wealth grew 55% while the number of jobs dropped 5% ~ @DanPriceSeattle
There isn't a "teacher shortage." There's a "master's-level professionals who will work for $35,000 shortage." ~ @AtDisneyAgain Reading, Humour, Teacher Shortage, Social Change, Teacher, Worth Reading, Reproductive Rights, Professions
There isn't a "teacher shortage." There's a "master's-level professionals who will work for $35,000 shortage." ~ @AtDisneyAgain
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Output and amployment growth, 1998-2008
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics / Economic Policy Institute
Workplace Fatality Data
Maternity Leave: American Mothers Deserve Better
The Shameful Truth of Unpaid Internships
60 mil claimed unemployment, used up savings, & asked for help. 10 mil face eviction; 8 mil fell into poverty. But 600+ US billionaires got richer by $1 trillion. Capitalists buy governments to keep this system, pandemic or not. ~ @profwolff Equality Now, Social Justice Topics, Corporate America, Warning Signs, Ask For Help
2020 showed US capitalism's real priorities
60 mil claimed unemployment, used up savings, & asked for help. 10 mil face eviction; 8 mil fell into poverty. But 600+ US billionaires got richer by $1 trillion. Capitalists buy governments to keep this system, pandemic or not. ~ @profwolff
Averages of minutes per day from time-use diaries for people between 15 and 64 (surveys conducted between 2009 and 2016) On average, Italians work approximately half as long as Chinese people each day, but Chinese people are getting about 30 minutes more sleep.Source: OECD Time Use Database Infographics, Organisation, People, Daily Activities, Global Economy, Information Visualization, Checklist, Data Visualization, Spending
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Averages of minutes per day from time-use diaries for people between 15 and 64 (surveys conducted between 2009 and 2016) On average, Italians work approximately half as long as Chinese people each day, but Chinese people are getting about 30 minutes more sleep.Source: OECD Time Use Database
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Walmart: Investing in American Jobs
Unemployment rates of workers ages 16 and older, by race and ethnicity, January 2020-June 2021 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey Disparity, Surveys, Asian American, Rate, Chart
Unemployment rate disparities persist in the recovery
Unemployment rates of workers ages 16 and older, by race and ethnicity, January 2020-June 2021 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey
American manufacturing jobs peaked in 1979, and no president other than Clinton has presided over gains in factory jobs since then. So when Trump promised to bring back factory jobs, it was a tall order. In Trump’s first three years, the manufacturing sector did add some jobs, but in 2020, the pandemic ruined what little progress those workers had enjoyed. As of September, the sector was down 164,000 jobs, or 1.3% from when Trump took office.... Source: CNN Presidents, American Manufacturing, Us Presidents, President Reagan, Consumer Spending, Great Recession, Marketing Jobs
Manufacturing Jobs during Donald Trump's Presidency
American manufacturing jobs peaked in 1979, and no president other than Clinton has presided over gains in factory jobs since then. So when Trump promised to bring back factory jobs, it was a tall order. In Trump’s first three years, the manufacturing sector did add some jobs, but in 2020, the pandemic ruined what little progress those workers had enjoyed. As of September, the sector was down 164,000 jobs, or 1.3% from when Trump took office.... Source: CNN
Up until 2020, President Trump’s first term was characterized by solid job growth, but then the pandemic wiped out about 15% of American jobs in just two months. Since May, the economy has recovered only about half those jobs, and Trump is heading into the election with the worst job losses on record under any president. In contrast, at this point in Obama’s presidency, the job market was up 0.4%. He took office at a time when employers were cutting hundreds of thousands of jobs a month. Hiri President Trump
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Up until 2020, President Trump’s first term was characterized by solid job growth, but then the pandemic wiped out about 15% of American jobs in just two months. Since May, the economy has recovered only about half those jobs, and Trump is heading into the election with the worst job losses on record under any president. In contrast, at this point in Obama’s presidency, the job market was up 0.4%. He took office at a time when employers were cutting hundreds of thousands of jobs a month. Hiri
By the time Trump entered office, he had inherited one of the strongest job markets in American history from Obama. But Covid-19 swiftly put an end to that. The unemployment rate shot to 14.7%, up 10 percentage points from when Trump took office. Although it has improved slightly since then, unemployment still remained elevated in September. No other president has encountered such a sudden spike in joblessness. Source: CNN Health Crisis
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By the time Trump entered office, he had inherited one of the strongest job markets in American history from Obama. But Covid-19 swiftly put an end to that. The unemployment rate shot to 14.7%, up 10 percentage points from when Trump took office. Although it has improved slightly since then, unemployment still remained elevated in September. No other president has encountered such a sudden spike in joblessness. Source: CNN