The U.s. Job Market

924 Words Apr 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
The U.S. job market is currently under siege. The global market shows no mercy and America is not an exception. Ever since the “Great Recession” of the late 2000s, millions of people have been out of a job. According to a chart on the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, a federally managed website, there are still large amounts of unemployed people in some states: Many states in the U.S. still have an unemployment rate of over five percent (“Unemployment”). The United States needs to create more jobs. The economy is not in its best shape due to the multitude of job cuts in the U.S. workforce. There are many reasons that have contributed to the catastrophe of America’s workforce, but there are also plenty of solutions. The United States economy has too few of jobs to satisfy the global demand, but there are many strategies involving both business and government that can solve this problem. Extended unemployment checks are a reason why there are fewer jobs in the U.S. then there should be. Many people decide to not get employed or give up working completely because they realize that the U.S. government gives free checks to them for simply being unemployed. The unemployment program funded by the government, in whole, is generally not a bad thing. The idea of this program is to help people struggling to find a job until they can support themselves. These unemployment plans were not intended to provide for a permanently unemployed citizen, yet people have figured out how…

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