AUSTIN, Texas - Labor leaders from across the state, meeting here last weekend, gave their biggest applause when speakers talked about government action to end sky-high unemployment.
As I grabbed my grease-soiled lunch cooler and stepped out of my GM truck to head into work at Delphi Packard Electric I had to stop for a moment to digest the sight of a nearly 1/2 mile long, 1/8 mile deep parking lot that was literally empty.
Restoring job growth and returning people to work is a top White House priority, President Obama said in a major speech yesterday.
For the last three months this newspaper has covered jobs conferences, jobs seminars and job creation think tank gatherings too numerous to count.
CHICAGO - "The stock market rebound is great news, I suppose, but it means nothing for us at home."
The nation's official unemployment rate soared into double-digit territory in October, increasing 0.4 percent that month, to 10.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.