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US Jobless Rate Falls to 7.5% in April, Lowest Level in 4 Years

The US jobless rate falls to 7.5% in April, the lowest level in four years. The economy added 165,000 new jobs. The black unemployment rate for April is still in double digits, at 13.2%. Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for adult women (6.7 percent) declined in April, […]

Bad News Friday: Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 13.3%, Not on Strength, Thousands Leave Labor Market

Bad News Friday: Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 13.3%, Not on Strength, Thousands Leave Labor Market

The jobs report for March stinks. Really stinks and it’s a sign of things to come when the sequestration cuts kick in. Only, Wall Street will still make money while the “little people” find themselves between a rock and a hard place. The U.S. unemployment number for March came in […]

President Obama Goes 2 for 22 Shooting Hoops, Like Record on Reducing High Black Unemployment Rate

President Obama Goes 2 for 22 Shooting Hoops, Like Record on Reducing High Black Unemployment Rate

President Obama goes 2 for 22 on the basketball court on the White House grounds today during the Easter Egg hunt. Um, that’s sort of like his average with the black community, though we came out and voted for him in droves. Yeah, I’ll say it, I am very disappointed […]

Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson Says Obama Administration Policies Hurt Black Community

Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson Says Obama Administration Policies Hurt Black Community

With black unemployment hovering at 13.8 percent and the continuing sequestration stalemate, President Obama’s economic policies are under a microscope again. Dr. Ben Carson, the head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, told the Christian Post that the economic policies being pursued by the Obama administration has resulted in […]

Black Unemployment Rate for January 13.8 Percent, Hispanics 9.7 Percent

BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT RATE:  Black Americans continue to bear the brunt of the economic woes with its unemployment rate at 13.8 percent for January. Unemployment for Hispanics show little or no improvement at 9.9 percent. The unemployment rate for the U.S. economy was 7.9 percent and 157,000 jobs were added, according […]

Mitt Romney on Jobs Report: “If Last Night was the Party, This Morning is the Hangover”

Mitt Romney is awake! He released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor and Statistics released its report showing the unemployment rate fell to 8.1% from 8.3% but only 96,000 jobs were added, well short of expectations. I doubt this will change the election results. “If last night was […]

Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.1 Percent as U.S. Economy Added 96,000 Jobs

Joe Scarborough co-host of MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe,’ said it best, President Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic convention was about nothing, but it was better than Mitt Romney’s nothing speech at the Republican convention in Tampa. The president did what he had to do, since Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Joe […]

U.S. Economy Shows More Signs of Improvement, Unemployment Fell & Hiring Increased in August

The economy is slowly improving and that will work to President Obama’s favor and speaks to former president Bill Clinton’s comments that no president can fix the economic mess we faced four years ago quickly. The Department of Labor said unemployment applications fell last week by 12,000, down to a seasonally […]