Business

Black Women See Job Prospects Improve

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Job prospects for Black women improved in June, as they recorded better employment numbers than the other major adult groups, the latest jobs report by the Labor Department shows. The jobless rate for Black women over Read More

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

Business

Blacks Rejoining the Labor Market

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate rose to 11.1 percent in November, according to the latest jobs report from Labor Department, because of increasing optimism in the economy. The Black unemployment rate rose from 10.9 percent in Read More

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Op-Ed

Time to Raise Minimum Wage

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The first federal minimum wage of 25 cents an hour was established in 1938. Since then, it has been raised 22 times. It’s time to increase the floor for the 23rd time, from its current $7.25 to at least $10 Read More

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National

Black Unemployment Drops Faster than for Whites

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate fell to 13.2 percent in November, down from 14.3 percent the previous month. The decrease of 1.1 percent was a sharper drop than for Whites (6.8 percent, from 7 percent in October) Read More