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Why Today's Unemployment Number Isn't So Great After All

Why Today’s Unemployment Number Isn’t So Great After All

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.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Black Unemployment Almost Double the National Average

Black Unemployment Almost Double the National Average

by Imara Jones on December 6 2013, 1:41PM

The jobs report indicates that the economy is still figuring out how to recover.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

New Study Shows 15 Percent of Youth are Unemployed, Not in School

New Study Shows 15 Percent of Youth are Unemployed, Not in School

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.

Topics: /NOW

Jobs Report Still Bleak for Black Workers Under 30

Jobs Report Still Bleak for Black Workers Under 30

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.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

August Jobs Report Shows Stubbornly High Black and Brown Unemployment

August Jobs Report Shows Stubbornly High Black and Brown Unemployment

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.

Topics: /NOW

Honestly, the Jobs Outlook Is Bleak Because the GOP Wants It That Way

Honestly, the Jobs Outlook Is Bleak Because the GOP Wants It That Way

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.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Politics

Obama Was Right. It's the (Public Sector) Economy, Stupid

Obama Was Right. It’s the (Public Sector) Economy, Stupid

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.

Topics: 2012 Election, Economy, Jobs Crisis

The U.S. Jobs Crisis Summed Up: If You Fail To Plan, You Plan to Fail

The U.S. Jobs Crisis Summed Up: If You Fail To Plan, You Plan to Fail

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.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

Asian Americans Suffer Most from Long-Term Unemployment

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.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

April's Unemployment Numbers: Youth Pushed Into Low-Wage Service Jobs

April’s Unemployment Numbers: Youth Pushed Into Low-Wage Service Jobs

by Jorge Rivas on May 4 2012, 11:32AM

Teens faced the highest unemployment rate in April.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Reality Returns: Huge Black Job Gains Disappear in February Report

Reality Returns: Huge Black Job Gains Disappear in February Report

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…

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, /NOW

Dollar Shave Club Video Goes Viral with an Awkward Former Unemployed Latina Moment

Dollar Shave Club Video Goes Viral with an Awkward Former Unemployed Latina Moment

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Deal Reached to Allow Drug Testing for Jobless Benefits

Deal Reached to Allow Drug Testing for Jobless Benefits

by Seth Freed Wessler on February 16 2012, 5:33PM

There goes your social safety net.

Topics: /NOW

House GOP's Jobless Image: Drugged Out, Lazy and in Need of a GED

House GOP’s Jobless Image: Drugged Out, Lazy and in Need of a GED

by Seth Freed Wessler on February 14 2012, 9:07AM

That’s the picture Republicans want in voters’ minds, too, as Congress prepares for yet another brutal round of jousting over unemployment benefits.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

What Drove a Sudden, Steep Drop in Black Unemployment? Nobody Knows

What Drove a Sudden, Steep Drop in Black Unemployment? Nobody Knows

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?

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

There was Virtually No Change in Black Unemployment Rate in 2011

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.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Unemployment Rate Improved for Everyone in 2011, Except for Blacks

Unemployment Rate Improved for Everyone in 2011, Except for Blacks

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.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

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