The unemployment rate has never been this high going into an election

Though the economy rebounded sharply in the months following the spring lockdown, the recovery seems to be running out of steam.

Economic indicators, such as retail sales or claims for jobless benefits, have been improving only gradually after bouncing back sharply in the spring.

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Celebrating Labor Day and the Labor Movement

My grandparents on my Father’s side worked in the Hat Corporation of America factory in Norwalk, Connecticut most of their lives. My grandmother was a seamstress; my grandfather worked in the printing plant making those nice silk logo’d liners that went into men’s hats in those days. They were religious and patriotic.

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