- There were 2.7 million people long-term unemployed in September. These people, who’ve been out of work at least six months, account for 34.5% of all unemployed Americans.
- The number of long-term unemployed fell to its lowest level in a year, but is still 1.6 million higher than before the pandemic.
- Federal unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless expired on Labor Day.
New York (CNN Business)About 10,000 members of the United Auto Workers union went on strike against farm and construction equipment maker John Deere early Thursday morning.
'Striketober' in Full Swing as Nearly 100,000 Workers Authorize Work Stoppages
> "You might say workers have declared a national general strike until they get better pay and improved working conditions," wrote Reich in The Guardian. "No one calls it a general strike. But in its own disorganized way it's related to the organized strikes breaking out across the land—Hollywood TV and film crews, John Deere workers, Alabama coal miners, Nabisco workers, Kellogg workers, nurses in California, healthcare workers in Buffalo."
Seems like union activity's been increasing this year. Maybe we'll see more strikes this fall?