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The Black unemployment rate last month was nearly twice the national average and more than double the unemployment rate for Whites, according to jobs figures…

Many in law enforcement use social media to nab criminals, so you’d think that they’d know to be careful when posting on websites like Facebook, because everyone is…

AFL-CIO Chief Economist William Spriggs, Francesca Chambers, Jeff Johnson and Avis Jones-DeWeever joined Roland Martin Friday on “NewsOne Now” to breakdown the latest unemployment numbers. In September,…

The latest jobs numbers are out and despite the overall unemployment rate falling to 6.1%, unemployment for African Americans remains in double digit figures. Roland Martin and…

Can getting a college diploma help a Black person get on a more even footing with white people in the job marketplace? Not really, according to a new…

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy generated jobs last month at the fastest pace since February, a sign it is resilient enough to pull out of…

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April for the second straight month, evidence of an economy still growing only sluggishly. The unemployment…

While President Obama recently said in a speech that he doesn’t fear a double-dip recession, the same doesn’t hold true for the American public. In a new CNN poll, 48 percent of Americans not only fear a double-dip recession, but the second Great Depression. It is the highest percentage of respondents that have stated that […]

(Undated) — African Americans are bearing the brunt of the nation’s unemployment crisis. The “Washington Post” reports that the jobless rate for black men ages 16 to 24 was 34-point-five-percent in October, a number that equals black unemployment during the Great Depression. It’s also more than three times the percentage of the general population. For […]

VIA DCIST: The unemployment rate for the District of Columbia jumped to 11.9 percent in the month of October, its highest level since the current recession began, according to figures released today by the Department of Employment Services. That number marks an increase over the previous month, September, which saw an unemployment rate of 11.4 […]