Jobs crisis continues
(NNPA) - The recent slight uptick in job creation has prompted some to declare that the great recession is over. But a look beneath the surface of the numbers tells a more ominous story. It's true -- the Labor Department's employment report for the month of May showed a gain of 431,000 jobs and an overall unemployment rate of 9.7 percent - down slightly from April's rate of 9.9 percent. But before breaking out the champagne we should consider that 411,000 of the newly employed are temporary Census workers and that 15 million Americans are still looking for work.