United States economic crisis goes on


This satirical video from the USA is called The Unemployment Game Show: Are You *Really* Unemployed?

New claims for unemployment benefits in the US jumped unexpectedly last week, showing that, despite record bank profits, economic conditions for ordinary people continue to worsen: here.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in November 2009 unemployment for whites was 9.3%, but 15.6% for Blacks … Long-term unemployment … is twice as high for African Americans: here.

University of California students suspended for protesting budget cuts: here.

Representing more than 230,000 California state workers, 14 unions are opposing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s move to slash wages: here.

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