Tell the Senate to Help the Jobless
For over a year, JwJ has been sounding the alarm that we are in an economic crisis calling for bold action and that there is no such thing as a "jobless recovery." But leaders in Washington DC still don't get it.
What we really need is a major jobs creation program, but the 15 million jobless Americans need support - NOW!
There are still nearly 6 people looking for every job opening, and even optimistic projections suggest it will take 5-6 years before the unemployment rate drops to pre-recession levels. If all the jobless Americans stood shoulder to shoulder, they would stretch across America -- twice.
Unless Congress acts, 300,000 people will run out of unemployment benefits next week. Unless Congress continues jobless benefits, like the subsidy for COBRA payments, 144,000 per month will likely lose health coverage.