black unemployment

Al Jazeera America‘s Ali Velshi and ALF-CIO Chief Economist William Spriggs joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to analyze the latest jobs numbers. The U.S.…

The latest jobs numbers are out and despite the overall unemployment rate falling to 6.1%, unemployment for African Americans remains in double digit figures. Roland Martin and…

United States Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez joined Roland Martin Wednesday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the latest job numbers and black unemployment. According…

I’ve spent my entire career as a civil rights activist and anti-violence advocate. I hear from folks all over the country about how fed-up they…

Black unemployment remains stubbornly high, at 13.1 percent in October 2013, more than double the rate for Whites. More investment in job-creating infrastructure projects could…

In an interview with David Gregory on Meet The Press, NAACP President Ben Jealous (pictured) said that Black Americans “are doing far worse” under the…

WASHINGTON — A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. SEE ALSO: Are Will And Jada Divorcing Obama Refocuses Military The Labor Department said Friday that employers added a net 200,000 jobs last month and […]

As African American unemployment hovers at a dismal 15 percent and voter ID laws threaten to undermine the political power of millions of Blacks and Latinos, Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) in a partnership with the labor union AFSCME, clergy, labor and civil rights leaders from around the nation are staging […]

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke on the House floor for the extension of the Federal Unemployment Compensation Act. With unemployment across the U.S. at 9 percent, Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, II and members of the CBC called for extending jobless benefits beyond the current expiration date of Dec. 31. “It is virtually impossible to live any kind of […]

While America’s economic downturn has been devastating to the middle class as a whole, middle-class African-American government workers have suffered disproportionately in terms of layoffs and unemployment. See also: First Black American Billionaire, Proposes Plan To Reduce Black Unemployment About one in five black workers have public-sector jobs, and according to economists and recent government data, tens […]