black unemployment

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) launched a “For the People” Jobs Initiative Monday, including nationwide job fairs and town hall meetings in response to alarmingly high unemployment rates in Black America. A job fair and town hall at Cleveland State University in Ohio will be the first part of the CBC’s iniative. TheGrio.com reports: “Recently, […]

The recent release of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that Black unemployment declined during the month of July. It had reached 16.2 percent and dropped over the course of the month to 15.9 percent.  While the number is an improvement, it is still nearly double that of white Americans. Black women were […]

With Black unemployment at 16.2 percent and no solution on the horizon, the Congressional Black Caucus, who have been vocal about the lack of unemployment programs aimed at African Americans, are launching their own cross-country job fair beginning next week. The CBC will hold job fairs, town hall meetings, job readiness programs, and seminars next […]

With the rise of Black mayors in the nation — more than 500 to be exact —more provisions could be made to decrease the rate of Black unemployment. The unemployment rate among African-Americans is currently 16.2 percent, as opposed to the national rate of 9.1 percent. BET.com Reports: The Black unemployment problem remains the cause […]

One of the many cities overlooked when you think about Black unemployment is Milwaukee. While the national African-American unemployment rate sits over 16 percent, 34 percent of Black men in Milwaukee are unemployed. The main reason for this high rate amongst Black men is the loss of jobs in the manufacturing sector. Close to 56,000 […]

One of the many cities overlooked when you think about Black unemployment is Milwaukee. While the national African-American unemployment rate sits over 16 percent, 34 percent of Black men in Milwaukee are unemployed. The main reason for this high rate amongst Black men is the loss of jobs in the manufacturing sector. Close to 56,000 […]

NEW ORLEANS — As the latest figures shows Black unemployment climbing to 16%, Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.) claims that the Obama administration has failed African Americans. Bachmann pointed to the figures at the recent Republican Leadership Conference held in New Orleans last weekend. “This president has failed the Hispanic community. He has […]

Times are only getting tougher for African-Americans across the country. New numbers show that Black unemployment is at 16.2 percent, while Black male joblessness is at 17.5 percent. The youth are being hit the hardest with over 41 percent unemployed. The numbers are startling at a time when unemployment continues to be a national issue. […]

NewsOne blogger Dr. Boyce Watkins recently wrote a story revealing that 38.3 percent of African Americans say they’ve lost their job at some point in the last three years. The survey, conducted by YourBlackWorld.com, showed that although 16 percent of those surveyed were able to find another job, 88 percent say they were unable to […]

The jobless rate is a topic that is not only weighing on the minds of many African-Americans, but with Black scholars and politicians across the country too. But despite the fact that the jobless rate is something affecting all, many Blacks have to deal with discriminatory hiring practices as well. With this as an issue, […]