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The number of households with children under 18 that had at least one out-of-work parent soared by a third from 2005 to 2011, according to a new U.S. Census report on families and living arrangements. States experiencing a larger than average increase included Hawaii (95 percent), California (61 percent), Nevada (148 percent), and Colorado (56 percent) in the West and Florida (93 percent), North Carolina (54 percent), New Jersey (63 percent), and Connecticut (65 percent) in the East.
The other major finding in the report concerns marriage and the economic situation of children. While it is true that 70 percent of the children who lived with two married parents were in households that were at least 200 percent above the poverty level, marriage does not ensure economic security for children. Of the 16 million children who lived below the poverty level in 2012, 31 percent lived with two married parents—a share that is statistically unchanged compared with 2002. What is more, the percentage receiving food stamps more than doubled since 2002, from 4 percent to 11 percent, showing that children with two married parents were also vulnerable to economic distress.
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Half a century after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, tens of thousands of people retraced the footsteps of the original protestors, and their successors in the movement spoke of the still-unmet promise of America at the Lincoln Memorial.
Here’s a link to the audio file of Bayard Rustin’s reading of the list of demands 50 years ago.
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Greece’s jobless rate hit a new record high of 27.6 percent in May, as the country continues to stagger under Draconian austerity measures.
According to the Hellenic Statistical Authority [pdf], unemployment rose from an upwardly revised 27.0 percent reading in April, and was more than twice the average rate in the euro zone which stood at 12.1 percent in June. The latest reading was the highest since ELSTAT began publishing monthly jobless data in 2006.
The new data showed that those aged 15 to 24 remained the hardest hit, as the unemployment rate for this age group registered an all-time high of 64.9 percent.
Since 2008, the unemployment rate has risen from 7.3 percent to 27.6 percent, while the number of unemployed workers has grown from about 357 thousand to almost 1.4 million.