Tag Archives: Unemployment Rate

Venture Forum to Provide Military Veteran Entrepreneurs a Platform to Showcase Companies to Angel and Early-Stage Investor Groups

Obama Pushes for Veterans Portion of Jobs Plan

Will it suffer the same fate as the president's other employment initiatives?

With the unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the double digits, President Obama…

By Joyce Jones

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Recent Grads, Keep Your Head (And Morale) Up

It’s not the world you thought you’d graduated into, but, trust, you can make it work

Recent grads should remain optimistic yet realistic about finding a job post-graduation

By Janel Martinez

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick with head down

In the News: Unemployment Rate Inches Up to 9.1; John Edwards Is Indicted By Federal Grand Jury; Kwame Kilpatrick to Release a Biography

Headlines around the web

The former Detroit mayor is set to release a biography late this summer…

By Janel Martinez

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In the News: President Obama Talks Candidly on ‘60 Minutes’; OWN CEO Christina Norman Dismissed; Ad Age Ranks GlobalHue No. 1 African American Agency

Headlines around the web

President Barack Obama talks Osama takedown on '60 Minutes' (Image: File)

President Obama Talks…

By Janel Martinez

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How the Government Can Help Reduce the Jobless Rate for African Americans

Columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox tells why the government needs to step in

Columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox tells how government help would remedy problem

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Washington Report: Black Unemployment Rate Increased in March While Overall Rate Declined

Politicians weigh in on what's needed to lift employment in our communities

Politicians weigh in on what’s needed to lift employment in our communities

By Joyce Jones

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Tyler Perry extends deal with Lionsgate (Image:File)

In the News: Black Studies Academic Manning Marable Dead at 60; Tyler Perry & Lionsgate Extend Deal; Mixed Chicks File Suit vs. Sally Beauty Supply

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

Lionsgate Broadens Partnership with Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry and Lionsgate announced yesterday they are renewing…

By Janel Martinez

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In the News: Unemployment Rate Dips for the Third Consecutive Month

The U.S. unemployment rate drops to 8.9% in February

The U.S. unemployment rate drops to 8.9% in February

By Janel Martinez

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Small Business Outlook: More of the Same?

The payroll tax cut could provide the long-awaited boost entrepreneurs have been waiting for

It looks like those waiting for a rebound for America’s small businesses will have to…

By Alan Hughes

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African American Unemployment Rate Inched Higher in July

Jobless rate grew to 15.6% for blacks, while overall rate is unchanged at 9.5%

The unemployment rate for African Americans was edged slightly higher in July to 15.6%, from…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Unemployment Benefits Extended

Millions of jobless will receive retroactive payments within a month

African Americans whose unemployment insurance checks stopped coming as Senate lawmakers engaged in weeks of…

By Joyce Jones

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CBC Launches Attack on GOP Over Unemployment Benefits

Senate's continued roadblock of jobless benefits extension hurts blacks

Millions of Americans are losing their unemployment benefits because of the Senate’s stalled efforts to…

By Joyce Jones

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New Study Reveals Same Old Reality for Blacks

African Americans continue to lose ground in employment

Even with the news that the black unemployment rate dropped from 15.9% in May to…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

African American jobless rate contracts slightly; White House AIDS summit

The nation’s unemployment rate, fell to 9.7% in May from 9.9% in April, due in…

By Joyce Jones

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Talking Points: Poll Says Retire ‘Negro’

African Americans unemployed longer; minorities not encouraged to pursue STEM education

In a BlackEnterprise.com poll on whether the 2010 Census form should have used the word…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.7%

Annual adjustments show fewer jobs in economy despite rate drop

The Department of Labor reported today that in January, the U.S. unemployment rate decreased from…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Black Unemployment Spikes to 16%

National jobless rate holds steady, but expected to continue rising

As the beleaguered economy hobbles along, employers shed 85,000 jobs last month holding the unemployment…

By Renita Burns

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Unemployment Rate Soars to 8.1%

At 651,000 Jobs Lost, Number Is Highest Level Since 1983

The unemployment rate surged to 8.1% in February, the highest since late 1983, as employers…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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