Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tag: Unemployment

Despite Claims to the Contrary by Trump...

The June economic report from the U.S. Department of Labor bodes well for African-Americans. According to the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Black...

Moving Past the Recession: Black Millennials Face...

The Class of 2017 is facing the strongest labor market in nearly 10 years. According to research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York...

10 Legitimate Proposals That Could Finally Close...

Stricter Enforcement of Housing Anti-Discrimination Laws There are a plethora of ways Black would-be homeowners are discriminated against when trying to get mortgage loans or...

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...

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to 304,000, Close...

Initial jobless claims fell to near a seven-year low last week in a sign of continued improvement in the labor market. About 304,000 people filed...

May Unemployment Rates Fell in 20 States...

Unemployment fell in 20 states last month, and nearly three-quarters of the states added jobs, as the nation at large posted a fourth straight...

US Economy Regains the 8.8 Million Jobs...

The U.S. economy passed an important milestone last month in the process of adding 192,000 jobs—  private employers have finally regained all the jobs...

Obama Pushes Business Leaders to Start Hiring...

For years, the problem of long-term unemployment has been vexing  to labor experts and particularly to African-Americans. Today, President Obama took a huge step...

US Economy Added Only 74,000 Jobs in...

The U.S. economy added a mere 74,000 jobs in December, the lowest monthly gain in more than three years. While the unemployment rate is still...

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...

Obama Traveling to Austin to Push Jobs...

Though there are signs that the economy is on the uptick, President Obama is keeping pressure on Congress to pass a jobs bill, traveling...

US Economy Continued its Roller-coaster Ride of...

The U.S. economy continued its roller-coaster ride of jobs growth, with just 88,000 new jobs added in March — a sharp drop from the...

More Than Half of Black Male High...

More than half of the black male high school dropouts in the U.S. are unemployed, according to a fascinating analysis by a news site...

Black Unemployment Nearly Doubles National Rate in...

America’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in February, the lowest mark in four years. Some 236,000 jobs were created during the month, according...

Black Unemployment Still Twice That of Whites

In the quarter-century that Armentha Cruise has run her Silver Spring staffing firm, the nation has made strides toward racial equality. Voters have twice...

No Immediate Help On The Horizon For...

They have been largely forgotten during this heated presidential campaign, relegated to the sidelines as their personal nightmares continue unabated. The nearly five million Americans...

Zuma Proposes $97 Billion Building Program in...

In an effort to rescue his nation's crumbling economy, South African President Jacob Zuma yesterday announced a massive building program that would spend $97...

Black Youths Most Vulnerable To Rising Unemployment...

More than one of every four black youth 16 to 24-year-olds are currently out of work in England, new research shows. The data, from the...

Black Men Yet To See Employment Gains...

An improving economy has resulted in a lower national unemployment rate, but that progress has yet to translate into more jobs for African-American men,...

Disappointing August Jobs Report May Spell Trouble...

Friday morning’s release of a disappointing August jobs report certainly won’t diminish all of the momentum President Barack Obama had generated at this week’s...

163K Jobs Generated in July: Sign of...

The U.S. economy generated jobs last month at the fastest pace since February, a sign it is resilient enough to pull out of a...