National

Black Unemployment Rises

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After falling into the single digits in April, the Black unemployment rate increased to 10.2 percent in May, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. The national unemployment rate also increased from […read more]

National

Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 11.9 Percent

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The unemployment rate for Blacks dipped to 11.9 percent in December, according to the Labor Department, largely because likely workers, discouraged after months of searching for jobs with little prospects, have simply stopped looking. According to […read more]

National

Black Unemployment Rate Rose Slightly in June

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate rose to 13.7 percent in June, up from 13.5 percent in May as the economy added 195,000 jobs, exceeding most expectations. The unemployment rate for Whites barely improved to 6.6 percent in […read more]

Politics

Immigration Isn’t Just a Latino Issue

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As lawmakers and special interests groups paint immigration reform as a critical component in shaping the future of Latinos living in the United States, Black leaders say that there is too much at stake, economically and […read more]

National

Unemployment May Worsen for Black Workers

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The economy beat expectations in February by adding 236,000 jobs nearly, doubling 119,000 jobs created in January, according to the Labor Department. Overall, the unemployment rate dipped to 7.7 percent, but the Black jobless rate stalled […read more]

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National

Unemployment Remains at ‘Status Quo’

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As lawmakers battled over tax rates and budget cuts, 155,000 Americans found work in December, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. The gains were right in line with the average of 153,000 […read more]