Monday, September 05, 2011

14 Million

This is how many Americans remain officially unemployed. As many as fill the states of Illinois, Wyoming, and Vermont.

Millions more remain unofficially unemployed -- they've given up on the job market -- and millions yet more remain underemployed and/or under-recompensed. Today I will keep the hope and dignity of all these people in my heart as I remember Labor Day. Peace...

1 comment:

  1. It's a strange holiday. Never in my lifetime has it felt like a celebration of workers; by working class families around me, including my own, it was just a day off. Now that so many people don't have jobs to get days off from, it feels peculiarly grim. Take care, Linda...