Unemployment Rate at an All Time Low

Unemployment Rate at an All Time Low

For the first time since 2000, the United States unemployment rate is at its lowest. The percentage of unemployment began a slow decrease in 2011, dropping by approximately one percent each year. A pattern has been studied of the decreasing unemployment percentages happening closer to the end of a year. Yet at the beginning of this year, the unemployment rate dropped nearly 0.3%. This is the lowest percentage in almost half a century.

What caused the drastic decrease of this year?

It decreased from 4.1% in January to 3.8% as of May. Over 400,000 helped to decrease the unemployment rate. The drop of unemployment percentage could be caused by the labor force contract signed in April. 220,000 plus jobs were created in the month of May of 2018. The highest recorded unemployment rate in this century, was in October of 2009. At the time of the highest unemployment is was recorded at 10.2%.  However, unemployment has been on a steady decline since then.

What about other ethnicities?

Although the unemployment rates are low for caucasians, the unemployment rate for other ethnic groups is also decreasing. No official percentages have been studied, but for the majority of ethnic groups other than caucasians, it is still higher than the 3.8%.  Here is more information.

Low unemployment rate, why are people still struggling to find jobs?

Majority of the reason people struggles to find jobs, is because of the lack of education or lack of previous work history. Someone is more likely to get hired on a job, if they have previous experience with a job in a similar field. Other who aren’t may often have issues finding a job due to unrealistic ideas. Those who are, may have trouble for not being the ‘average’ candidate for the job they are applying for.

The most positions for jobs was created by health care, retailers, and construction. This opened a door for a lot of unemployed people who either had or did not have experience.

Typically, employers are looking to hire young adults. Young adults are more able to do hard labor or have more energy to perform certain tasks. Dozens of companies have also spoken out about how pay rate would rise.

Majority of the young adults being hired are usually taking place of Veteran who have retired or moved on to a job they would have prefered and/or with better pay for their experience.

It is believed by economics that the pay rate will continue growing as the search for qualified employees continues.

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Kim K Meets with Alice Johnson

Kim K Meets with Alice Johnson

It is not a shocker for Alice Johnson to say she had never heard of Kim Kardashian West before she took up her case. Our generation is always “Keeping up with the Kardashians’, but for Alice who has spent 22 years serving a life sentence for first offense; money laundering and drug trafficking, we understand.  The two met for the first time in an emotional interview that aired Thursday, June 14th on Today show with Hoda Kotb.

Knowing Kim

Johnson had no idea who Kim was, but who wouldn’t want to know about their ‘guardian angel’. I know I wouldn’t want to miss any information about them. Alice decided to do her research. When the two did meet for the first time it felt like Alice and Kim had known each other a lifetime.

Kim’s Mission

Kim got to first learn about Alice’s case last year and tweeted on how unfair it was. She decided she would take it upon herself and not give up on Alice’s matter. Using her resources, Kim West took it upon herself to work it out for Johnson. She took it up with her attorney and say they had been in talks behind the scenes for seven months that ended when she met the President.

Meeting President Trump

A call to Ivanka Trump on looking out for other women led to Kim’s meeting with President Donald Trump on May 30th at the Oval office. Kim Kardashian pleaded for clemency on behalf of Alice Johnson. President Trump commuted Alice’s life sentence a week later.

The Life-changing Call

Kim called Johnson as the news of her parole was breaking. She told Johnson she was free to go home and Johnson says she went full-fledged Pentecostal holy dancing, jumping and shouting. It was heartwarming as the two hugged and confessed their love for each other.

Thank you

Johnson says thank you is never enough to Kim and also to the president. She has promised to walk and live her thank you, for her family and for her supporters too. She is praying for Kim and Kanye West and has their photos in her bible. Johnson says Kim was called to do what she has done for her, the anointed of God found in Psalm 105 and warns that no one should touch the anointed even with words.


Both Kim and Johnson are promising to continue championing for prison reforms. Johnson and Kim’s life are intertwined for what Kim did on her behalf, and Johnson who has lived and experienced what it is to be behind bars says her life is intertwined with other first time offenders and she will be their crusader.
But don’t worry Kim is not taking up politics anytime soon.

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