Friday, April 3, 2020

Tag: black unemployment rate

Black Unemployment Rate for April Nearly 90...

This month's Bureau of Labor Statistics report came with both good and bad news: the U.S. is seeing the lowest unemployment in almost 50...

Urban League CEO Says Black Unemployment Reports...

President Trump had no issue boasting about Black unemployment rates being the lowest its ever been in history, but Marc Morial challenged the reports. The...

Here’s Why Members of CBC Wore Kente...

  During President Trump's first "State Of The Union Address" to Congress on Tuesday (Jan. 30) evening in Washington D.C., he mentioned low black unemployment...

It’s Still Obama’s Economy Whether Trump Likes...

A week after January 1, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the national unemployment rate had remained largely unchanged at 4.1 percent. It...

Why Increased Wealth, Decreased Poverty Aren’t Reasons...

In 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau issued a report on income levels and poverty in America, revealing that the average household income had increased...

Mass Incarceration Worsens Black Unemployment Rate, Creates...

An article by Washington Post reporter Jeff Guo says mass incarceration affects the unemployment rate and actually makes the numbers look better than they...

‘Race Penalty’: Economic Policy Institute Study Finds...

A new study on the subject of Black vs. white unemployment is not a new story, reflecting what we have known for years-- Black...

Good News: 248K Jobs Added in September,...

After disappointing jobs numbers in August that had the nation's economists worried, last month signaled a return to a healthy economic outlook as the...

US Economy Added 209K Jobs in July,...

For the sixth month in a row, the U.S. economy has added more than 200,000 jobs, showing a gain of 209,000 in July—which was...

Long-Term Unemployment Rate Rapidly Declines, But Still...

The Federal Reserve reported this week that the long-term unemployment rate has finally begun a rapid fall, which is largely why the nation's overall...

Black Unemployment Rate at Lowest Level Since...

Things are looking up for Black workers—at least according to the U.S. Labor Department. The unemployment rate for African-Americans plummeted in June, from 11.5 percent...

Economist: Black Unemployment Stays High Because Blacks...

While the Black unemployment rate in the U.S. for the past several decades has remained stuck at double the overall rate, an African-American economist...

With 175K Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Rate...

While economists were encouraged that the February jobs numbers weren't as dire as expected, there was even good news about Black employment: the unemployment...

Wall Street Cheers Lowest Jobless Rate in...

While Wall Street and economists celebrated the drop in the national unemployment rate to a five-year low of 7 percent, African-American lawmakers in Washington,...

Improving Economy: Unemployment Levels Lowest in Five...

U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in November and the jobless rate hit a five-year low of 7.0 percent, raising chances the Federal...

With 148K Jobs Added, Unemployment Numbers Still...

The September jobs numbers showed that as the economy added 148,000 new jobs in September, the black unemployment rate dropped from 13 percent to...

5 Things Black Men Can Do To...

   Faith Matters Join and build institutions that uplift the community. Spirituality has been an important part of black culture before slavery, during and after.  The...

Jobless Rate for Blacks Jumps Even as...

Though the national unemployment rate dropped a tiny bit in August, from 7.4 to 7.3 percent, the rate for African-Americans jumped up from 12.6...

5 Things President Obama Can Do To...

In a recent radio interview on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, President Obama summed up our sentiments regarding the material interest and progress of...

Blacks Have Become Less Hopeful about Racial...

The elation many African- Americans felt about racial progress after the 2008 election of Barack Obama has waned considerably, as a new Pew Research...