Hunger Rising in the U.S.

Photo: Ed Yourdon A recent survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that more people in the United States have trouble buying food. The number of households that had little money for food went from 4.7 million in 2007 to 6.7 million (15 percent of the...

Unemployment to Stay

By IndyKids Staff Officially, the number of people out of work is 9.4 percent of the population. The number would become 16 percent if you take into account people who are employed, but don’t work enough hours, and those who have stopped looking, says Federal Reserve...

Jobless Woes

By INDYKIDS STAFF Employers slashed 598,000 jobs in the United States in January bringing the official number of unemployed people to 11.6 million or 7.6 percent of workers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Economic Meltdown

Higher prices for food and energy, rising unemployment and more businesses closing their doors all show that the global economy is in crisis. Most economists believe the economy is in recession or even a depression like in the 1930s. The poor are those who suffer the...