Results related to “unemployment rate”
by Imara Jones on January 10 2014, 1:19PM
The reason why the unemployment rate seems to be the best since 2008 is that so many Americans have given up looking for work.
by Imara Jones on December 6 2013, 1:41PM
The jobs report indicates that the economy is still figuring out how to recover.
by Von Diaz on October 21 2013, 5:03PM
The Opportunity Index gives a start view of opportunities for youth in an increasingly economically depressed U.S.
by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2013, 12:59PM
The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January, according to a Labor Department report released Friday.
by Imara Jones on September 7 2012, 12:14PM
The jobs report only adds to the curiosity of President Obama’s silence on Black and Latino unemployment.
by Imara Jones on July 9 2012, 9:38AM
Yes, the president must do much more, but his jobs proposals if fully implemented would have put millions back to work by now—including in hard-hit black communities. The problem is petty politics, not economic policy.
by Imara Jones on June 11 2012, 10:00AM
This weekend, President Obama took a beating for declaring the private sector “fine.” But he was correct. The real jobs crisis is in the public sector, and Obama’s the only one with a plan to fix it. Turns out, that’s also the only real plan to deal with black joblessness.
by Imara Jones on June 1 2012, 10:01AM
Today’s jobs report tells most Americans already what they already know: We’re still mired in joblessness. But Imara Jones argues we should really fear the larger problem: There remains no plan for getting unstuck.
by Jorge Rivas on May 25 2012, 5:22PM
For the past two years, Asian Americans have had the highest share of unemployed workers who were unemployed long term.
by Jorge Rivas on May 4 2012, 11:32AM
Teens faced the highest unemployment rate in April.
by Kai Wright on March 9 2012, 10:47AM
The sudden, sharp drop in black unemployment that set economists buzzing in January appears to have in fact been so much statistical noise. The February 2012 job numbers are out and black unemployment went right back up, to 14.1 percent…
by Jorge Rivas on March 7 2012, 2:41PM
This Dollar Shave Club commercial (that takes confidence cues from the Old Spice man) had me until they introduced Alejandra.
There goes your social safety net.
That’s the picture Republicans want in voters’ minds, too, as Congress prepares for yet another brutal round of jousting over unemployment benefits.
by Shani O. Hilton on February 9 2012, 9:40AM
Black unemployment dropped a whopping 3 percent in January, fueled by hiring of black men. Economists who’ve tracked black joblessness are waiting for the other shoe to drop—was it a statistical quirk, or is there a jobs renaissance afoot in black America?
by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 10:32AM
The black worker unemployment remained in the 15 to 16 percent range, while unemployment for the rest of the workforce dropped below 9 percent.
by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2012, 8:03AM
Black men captured about 237,000 job gains in 2011, whereas black women actually ended the year with fewer jobs than they had a year ago.