unemployment

What happens within the black community when the gap widens between the poor and the affluent? That’s one question raised by new census data showing well-off African-Americans leaving cities for the suburbs and the South while the ranks of the black poor grow larger. SEE ALSO: Is Obama Finally Seizing The Moment? Over the past […]

Millions of American school children are receiving free or reduced lunches for the first time as America’s economic downturn has left many middle-class families struggling to make it. See also: California Schools Move Ahead With Healthier Meals Despite Backtrack In Congress The number of students recieiving subsidized lunch rose 17 percent since the 2006, according to […]

In Detroit, where a large number of the city’s unemployed are either on probation or on parole, the city recently held an “Offenders Only” Job Fair in an effort to put its ex-convicts back to work. Organized by Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh, the job fair featured hundreds of job openings available only to […]

As the labor market stalls, jobless claims have risen to almost half a million. This is the second week in which unemployment claims have risen. This brings the total number of Americans receiving unemployment to more than seven million people. RELATED: Dr. Boyce: 27-Year High On Black Unemployment Is A Sign To Wake Up The Huffington […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting an economy in peril, President Barack Obama unveiled a $450 billion plan Thursday night to boost jobs and put cash in the pockets of dispirited Americans, challenging Republican skeptics to embrace an approach heavy on the tax cuts they traditionally love. With millions of voters watching and ever skeptical of Washington, […]

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its most recent unemployment data. We knew that Black folks (especially men) would be at the bottom, we just didn’t know how bad. Well, it turns out that the numbers exceed even the most pessimistic predictions. Black unemployment shot up like a rocket during the month of August, […]

Despite a slumping economy, states like North Dakota seem to be doing fairly well. With an unemployment rate slightly over 3 percent and the highest job growth in the nation, some say North Dakota and its neighboring states (Montana, South Dakota and Minnesota), are the best options for African-Americans looking to find work. But with unemployment as […]

President Obama said during a Tuesday radio show that hiring discrimination against the jobless “makes absolutely no sense” and that he supports legislation to ban the practice. Sybil Wilkes, a co-host of the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” asked the president about long-term unemployment and businesses that tell applicants, “If you’re unemployed, we don’t want to […]

Economists are warning that a recession now would be far worse than the recession that ended in 2007. Today the economy has 5 percent fewer jobs, and the unemployment rate has almost doubled since the inset of the last recession. The NewYorkTimes.com reports: “It would be disastrous if we entered into a recession at this […]

Economists are warning that a recession now would be far worse than the recession that ended in 2007. Today the economy has 5 percent fewer jobs, and the unemployment rate has almost doubled since the onset of the last recession. The NewYorkTimes.com reports: “It would be disastrous if we entered into a recession at this […]