The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Maryland Unemployment Facts

Aug 3, 2009

–Unemployment rate 7.3%, up from 4% one year ago.

–Not since 1983 has the rate been so high.

–In June, 88,000 more Marylanders were out of work and actively looking for a job than a year ago.

–Most of the economy is affected: construction, transportation, utilities, manufacturing, finance, and state, county and city governments.

When politicians and the news media talk about the beginning of an economic recovery, they sure aren’t talking about our economic recovery!