Unemployment tops 10%. We Need Jobs NOW
15.7 million officially unemployed. 27 million Americans without full time jobs. Six people looking for every job opening.
We knew it was coming. That's why JwJ coalitions have been mobilizing for an economic recovery and working with partners to develop a national jobs plan. While the big banks took their bailouts and spend millions lobbying against a recovery for the rest of us, unemployment has officially topped 10%.
The intense struggle over health insurance reform is coming to a head (call your Rep. at 202-224-3121), and legislation to reform the big banks has been introduced. Extending unemployment for people that have already been out of work for many months is a necessary step, but we need good jobs - both public and private sector.
Despite what the big banks might say, there is no such thing as a 'jobless recovery.' Tell Congress the next big agenda item has to be creating millions of good jobs -- and to get started now.