On Wednesday, 800,000 unemployed US workers woke up in the morning having lost for most what is their only source of income—jobless benefit checks that average about $300 per week. By Christmas, another 1.2 million workers will follow them into the cashless economy, where they will join the far larger number of jobless workers who receive no benefits at all. Millions more will follow next year: here.
Spain’s Socialist government unveiled plans on Wednesday to scrap a monthly benefit for unemployed workers and sell off state assets in the national lottery company and airport operator.
- OECD fears jobless threat to social fabric as Europe left behind (telegraph.co.uk)
- Many Workers Still Anxious Years After Recession (247wallst.com)
- After recession, what prospects do the long-term unemployed have? (elpais.com)
- Spaniards Fleeing Jobless Scourge Seek Jobs in Morocco: Economy – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Triple shocks threaten Europe’s sickly and deformed recovery (telegraph.co.uk)
- Spain youth unemployment reaches record 56.1% (theguardian.com)