This small increase can be attributed to an increase in the total number of people in the labor force between November 2009 and December 2009, as well as an increase in the number of people who lost their jobs. While Miami-Dade County and the rest of the nation have seen signs that the economy is beginning to recover from the recession, we still project high levels of unemployment throughout 2010 since unemployment is considered to be a lagging indicator.
The American Red Cross has learned about numerous reports from Miami-Dade County that are erroneously mentioning that the Red Cross is accepting in-kind donations of food, clothes, blankets and other supplies.
While the hearts of these agencies no doubt is in the right place, the American Red Cross cannot accept donations of canned food or bottled water or clothes.
Abdoulaye Wade said Haitians could "return to their origin"
Senegal's president says he will offer free land and "repatriation" to people affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
President Abdoulaye Wade said Haitians were sons and daughters of Africa since Haiti was founded by slaves, including some thought to be from Senegal.