unemployment

Chicago-bred rapper Common (pictured) is known for his socially conscious music; Sunday night at the Golden Globes, he delivered a moving speech about how what happened…

Last week, the United States Department of Labor released new jobs numbers for September. While Black unemployment decreased slightly, there has been growth in job…

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…

Unemployed Blacks More Resilient During Job Search than Whites The so-called recovery of the US economy has not been equally kind to everyone. Even as the unemployment…

As someone who works in civil rights and politics, I’ve become the go-to guru in my family on all things political or government-related. Just before…

The White House has released a report discussing the most-recent unemployment numbers from the Bureau Of Labor Statistics, and the African-American unemployment rate, is one…

Congress has put off their expiration several times and since offered the extended benefits as unemployment ballooned during the Great Recession. But when the two parties struck a budget deal this month, another postponement was notably missing. When the aid expires Saturday, the unemployed will only be able to collect a maximum 26 weeks of benefits […]

A casualty of the current government budget deal was the extension of federal unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed. That means come Dec. 28, 1.3…

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…

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Commerce made an announcement that will change the fortunes of a number of minority business owners: Through a grant…