unemployment

The Labor Department released its April jobs report Friday morning (May 3), highlighting a slight drop in the overall unemployment rate. With the rate dropping…

The economy may be showing some signs of improvement but finding employment is still very difficult for many Americans–especially recent college graduates. That obstacle only…

                Last Friday, February’s jobs report was released, boasting a decrease in unemployment at 7.7 percent, which is…

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government…

African Americans continued to be battered by a high rate of unemployment on the eve of the high-stakes presidential election, as numbers rose in October…

Too often during this election season, discussions of how Black males are faring economically have been lumped in with rants about “shared responsibility and sacrifice.”…

Too often during this election season, discussions of how Black males are faring economically have been lumped in with rants about “shared responsibility and sacrifice.”…

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits plummeted last week to 352,000, the fewest since April 2008. The decline added to evidence that the job market is strengthening. SEE ALSO: Obama’s Big Oil Win Applications fell 50,000, the biggest drop in the seasonally adjusted figure in more than six years, the Labor Department […]

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 […]

WASHINGTON– The outlook for the job market is looking brighter. Far fewer people are seeking unemployment benefits than just three months ago – a sign that layoffs are falling sharply. SEE ALSO: If Obama Loses, What Will He Do Next? The number of people applying for benefits fell last week to 366,000, the fewest since […]