Unemployment rate hits a two year low [News, 12.2.11]
WORKFORCE | The good news: the new jobs numbers show that the national unemployment rate has dropped to 8.6 percent, the lowest it has been in over two years. The bad news: this is to some degree attributable to the hundreds of thousands of people who have given up looking for jobs. (WaPo, 12/2)
– Yesterday President Obama pledged to provide additional AIDS-related funding, including $35 million to states to buy HIV/AIDS medication for low-income people, and another $15 million to clinics. (WaPo, 12/1)
– ‘We’re Going to Be in Trouble’: AIDS Groups Plan for Funding Cuts (Atlantic, 12/1)
– The number of new cases of HIV have declined in the District, based on 2009 data. (Examiner, 12/1)
NONPROFITS | With ‘Super Committee’ Failure, Charities Brace for Budget Fights (Chronicle, 12/1)
Related: WRAG members can register for an upcoming national webinar on how the potential massive cuts to the federal budget will impact the poor. More information is available here.
EDUCATION | Arlington looks to build more schools (Examiner, 12/1)
ARTS | The D.C. Office of Human Rights recently issued a recommendation that area theaters that offer special discounts for “young professionals” expand those discounts to include a broader range of ages. (WBJ, 11/15)
Can you tell where in the world these Google Earth images are from? I couldn’t.