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

Unemployment Compensation Benefits Ending

Feb 20, 2012

If things are “getting better” in Michigan, why are 30,000 unemployed workers getting cut off from unemployment benefits as of February 18th?

Once Michigan’s “official” [inaccurate] unemployment rate fell below 9.9%, extended unemployment benefits ended. But, according to the Detroit News, Michigan’s 2011 unemployment rate was 19.2%–IF discouraged workers and everyone who WANTS A JOB–but can’t find one–are included.

Unemployment statistics that are out of touch with reality are being used to throw very real unemployed people under the bus.