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Study: Black Men No Better, Sometimes Worse Off Than in 1960s

Study: Black Men No Better, Sometimes Worse Off Than in 1960s

by Julianne Hing on July 16 2014, 12:40PM

Thanks to the prison boom.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economy, /NOW

Why Don't We Raise More Hell About Unemployment?

Why Don’t We Raise More Hell About Unemployment?

by Imara Jones on June 11 2014, 7:00AM

This crisis seems to be missing something that its scale would indicate is needed: a sense of national urgency about the dire state of unemployment.

Topics: Economic Justice

Federal Guide Warns: Don't Discriminate Against Job Applicants With Background Checks

Federal Guide Warns: Don’t Discriminate Against Job Applicants With Background Checks

by Julianne Hing on March 11 2014, 12:22PM

Criminal background checks are a widespread tool of discrimination aimed squarely at men of color.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Keystone XL Sorta, Kinda Has a Job for You

Keystone XL Sorta, Kinda Has a Job for You

by Jamilah King on February 7 2014, 9:31AM

But it’s not quite what you think.

Topics: Environment, /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

More on Racial Disparity in the U.S. Labor Force

More on Racial Disparity in the U.S. Labor Force

by Von Diaz on November 7 2013, 3:17PM

A new report from ‘The Atlantic’ sheds light on the depth of racial wage and employment inequality.

Topics: /NOW

No One's On the Job for the Jobs Report

No One’s On the Job for the Jobs Report

by Imara Jones on October 3 2013, 4:00PM

The inability to communicate the health of our economy is the latest example of the real world impact of the government shutdown.

Topics: /NOW, Shutdown

High Unemployment Rates Aren't Budging

High Unemployment Rates Aren’t Budging

by Imara Jones on September 6 2013, 11:30AM

Against the backdrop of possible military action in Syria, the U.S. jobs picture remains bleak

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Still Marching for Jobs

Still Marching for Jobs

by Imara Jones on August 19 2013, 10:02AM

At the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, its economic justice platform remains unmet.

Topics: Economic Justice, March on Washington

Last Month's Good Job Numbers Still Spell Trouble for Blacks and Latinos

Last Month’s Good Job Numbers Still Spell Trouble for Blacks and Latinos

by Imara Jones on March 8 2013, 10:08AM

Don’t break out the fireworks yet.

Topics: Economy, /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

Youth Unemployment 11.5 Percent, 22.1 percent for Young Blacks

Youth Unemployment 11.5 Percent, 22.1 percent for Young Blacks

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2013, 10:42AM

This is the 49th consecutive month with national unemployment above 7%.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly From September's Jobs Report

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly From September’s Jobs Report

by Imara Jones on October 5 2012, 11:28AM

The overall picture’s looking better, but why hasn’t joblessness become a real election issue?

Topics: /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

U.S. Workers’ Field of Employment Organized by Place of Birth, Illustrated

by Jorge Rivas on June 27 2012, 4:08PM

One in six U.S. workers was born somewhere else.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, /NOW

Supreme Court’s Arizona Ruling Hurts the Economy, as Well as People

by Kai Wright on June 25 2012, 11:49AM

The longer we go without creating sane immigration policy, the longer we rob the economy of $150 billion in economic activity a year, says Imara Jones.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, /NOW

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: Economic Justice, Jobs Crisis

Rahm Emmanuel Takes Woman's Phone - To Give Her a Job Reference

Rahm Emmanuel Takes Woman’s Phone - To Give Her a Job Reference

by Jorge Rivas on May 25 2012, 6:06PM

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on his way back from a press conference on the train when he realized he was sitting next to a woman who was on a telephone interview. He surprised her with an on the spot job reference.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

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