A friend in Los Angeles is nearly homeless. Another friend has applied for jobs just about everywhere in the Oregon city he lives in. Others are working tirelessly to get jobs, clients, whatever just to keep money coming in.
These are not lazy people. They want work, not handouts. But while incomes for the top 1% soar, too many of the rest of us are facing rough times and economic conditions that are not improving.
FYI for job hunters: Unemployment now in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming is minuscule. North Dakota has an unemployment rate of just 3.1%. Much of this is due to oil and gas drilling and I’m hearing they are desperate for workers. This includes support businesses too. This might be worth checking out if you need a job.