Let’s Talk About The Minimum Wage

It’s damn near impossible to live on double the minimum wage. It’s a tight squeeze even on triple the minimum wage. Expecting people to live on the minimum wage is a joke.

The Militant Negro™

By Jueseppi B.

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Let’s Talk About the Minimum Wage

Published on May 1, 2014

Workers, business owners and community leaders share why they think it’s time to raise the federal minimum wage. Visit http://www.dol.gov/minwage to learn more about this issue.

The Employment Situation in April

US created 288,000 jobs in April vs 210,000 est

Job creation accelerated in April as the U.S. economy added 288,000 new positions, while the unemployment rate plummeted to 6.3 percent amid a sharp drop in the workforce.

Economists had been anticipating 210,000 new jobs and a 6.6 percent rate.

Employment growth was solid in April, as businesses added jobs for the 50th consecutive month, and the unemployment rate fell. The employment data can fluctuate from month-to-month, and while this month’s report happens to be above expectations, it is still broadly consistent with the recent trends we have been seeing in the labor market. The President…

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