“The Great Recession”<br />
It would take 10.6 Million jobs created to reach the employment figures from before the recession<br />150 thousand new em...
We have the same number of manufacturing jobs as we did in 1940 due to the recession.<br />
Unemployment:  Before/After Recession<br />
Under employed and not seeking employment<br />People working part-time or in other fields bring the actual under employed...
Who has been hit hardest by the recession?<br />
High School dropouts have highest rate of 21%<br />High School graduates without college 14%<br />College graduates (Assoc...
What should this last statistic tell you?<br />
Go to college and finish your degree!<br />
Or you could end up getting laid off.<br />
Divorce rates go up<br />Government assistance is up to 12% of population<br />Negatively effects taxpayers and gov’t debt...
Did you know?<br />
12 percent of our population is on food stamps!  That’s 34 million people!<br />
Childhood poverty rates were bad before the recession.<br />
Now the rates are unprecedented for our country.<br />West Virginia carries one of the highest rates in the U.S.<br />The ...
16 percent of households with children experience food insecurity<br />50 percent of families who rent spend 30 percent of...
What can we do to change things?<br />
Create more jobs.  But our government is stumped…<br />
And the private sector is unsure when spending will pick up<br />
Who is hiring?<br />
HEALTHCARE<br />
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT<br />
EDUCATION<br />
Americans will persevere through hard work and determination<br />Economic confidence will need to be restored<br />Congre...
Increase in Education<br />We must shift focus to improving our education system<br />Improved education system will lead ...
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The great recession

  1. 1. “The Great Recession”<br />
  2. 2. It would take 10.6 Million jobs created to reach the employment figures from before the recession<br />150 thousand new employees enter the working age population each month<br />Manufacturing, housing, and construction have taken the largest losses<br />Banking and finance is expected to shrink by 30 percent over the next two years<br />8 million jobs lost<br />
  3. 3. We have the same number of manufacturing jobs as we did in 1940 due to the recession.<br />
  4. 4. Unemployment: Before/After Recession<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. Under employed and not seeking employment<br />People working part-time or in other fields bring the actual under employed rate to 18 percent<br />Discouraged workers that stop seeking employment and have exhausted all their unemployment insurance<br />
  7. 7. Who has been hit hardest by the recession?<br />
  8. 8. High School dropouts have highest rate of 21%<br />High School graduates without college 14%<br />College graduates (Associates degree) 10%<br />College graduates (Bachelors degree) 5%<br />Unemployed over 25 years of age<br />
  9. 9. What should this last statistic tell you?<br />
  10. 10. Go to college and finish your degree!<br />
  11. 11. Or you could end up getting laid off.<br />
  12. 12. Divorce rates go up<br />Government assistance is up to 12% of population<br />Negatively effects taxpayers and gov’t debt<br />Suicides rise<br />Consumers stop spending<br />Businesses stop hiring <br />Economic confidence drops<br />Effects of unemployment<br />
  13. 13. Did you know?<br />
  14. 14. 12 percent of our population is on food stamps! That’s 34 million people!<br />
  15. 15. Childhood poverty rates were bad before the recession.<br />
  16. 16.
  17. 17. Now the rates are unprecedented for our country.<br />West Virginia carries one of the highest rates in the U.S.<br />The Southern states also lead in this category<br />
  18. 18. 16 percent of households with children experience food insecurity<br />50 percent of families who rent spend 30 percent of their income on housing<br />Compared with white children, Black and Latino children are twice as likely to experience economic hardship<br />17 percent of poor children lack health insurance<br />What are some of the economic hardships faced by our children?<br />
  19. 19. What can we do to change things?<br />
  20. 20. Create more jobs. But our government is stumped…<br />
  21. 21. And the private sector is unsure when spending will pick up<br />
  22. 22. Who is hiring?<br />
  23. 23. HEALTHCARE<br />
  24. 24. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT<br />
  25. 25. EDUCATION<br />
  26. 26. Americans will persevere through hard work and determination<br />Economic confidence will need to be restored<br />Congress will have to agree for once, on both sides of the aisle<br />Re-training of unemployed workers for fields in high demand<br />Return of manufacturing jobs<br />Road to Recovery<br />
  27. 27. Increase in Education<br />We must shift focus to improving our education system<br />Improved education system will lead to more highly skilled workers when its time to enter the workforce<br />New focus on Vocational skills for students not seeking college. <br />Blue collars jobs such as welding, electricians, masons, plumbers and carpenters will be in high demand going forward<br />

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