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EconomicPolicyInstitute November 16, 2009

The economy is growing again but 16 million Americans cannot find jobs. Another 9 million people are working part time because they cannot find full-time work, and millions of others have given up looking and are no longer counted in the unemployment data.

On Tuesday, November 17, EPI will co-host Spotlight on the Jobs Crisis to discuss the devastating impact of high unemployment on workers and their communities and unveil a joint statement urging President Obama and Congress to take more action to help create the millions of jobs the country needs.

The event is being hosted in partnership with the AFL-CIO, Center for Community Change, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, NAACP, and National Council of La Raza.

EPI President Lawrence Mishel will be joined by the following speakers:

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO

Deepak Bhargava, executive director of the Center for Community Change

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Benjamin Todd Jealous, CEO of the NAACP

Janet Murguia, president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza

The event, which runs from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., will be Webcast live, at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/afl-cio-epi-spotlight-on-the-jobs-crisis

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