Black Jobs

There's much more to the story than simply the number of jobs added.

A Houston mom, arrested this summer after leaving her children at a food court to attend a job interview, told Inside Edition in a recent interview that she loves her children despite the mistake.

The national unemployment rate for Blacks fell below 10 percent in the second quarter of 2015 for the first since 2007, reports the Wall Street Journal. Even with the improvement, the rate is more than twice the 4.6 percent rate for Whites and nearly double the national average of 5.3 percent, writes the Journal citing […]

Jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are projected to grow by 17 percent by 2018, compared to 9.8 percent for jobs in other fields, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That’s good and bad news for women and minorities, who are barely represented in one of the nation’s fastest growing job […]

Who you spend your time with matters. There’s a saying, “show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” That’s not trite, or egotistical, nor it is social climbing, it’s meaningful – not because it matters who your friends actually are, but who they are and what they have to contribute to the world […]

Black unemployment remains stubbornly high, at 13.1 percent in October 2013, more than double the rate for Whites. More investment in job-creating infrastructure projects could be one of the solutions, said the National Urban League’s president, Marc Morial, on NewsOne Now with Roland Martin. He called on Congress to pass a bill for such a program. Morial also touted […]

A majority of Black unemployed are no longer receiving unemployment benefits. In early 2010, 75 percent of Black unemployed were receiving benefits. Now, only 48 percent receive unemployment, a shift that highlights the nation’s issues with long tern unemployment. See also: Black Unemployment Falls But Employment Picture Remains Bleak See also: Detroit is for Lovers Congress […]

The economic downturn has brought an end to the prosperity African-Americans have come to rely on through public sector careers. Historically, the public sector has been the single largest employer of blacks, consistently providing jobs to roughly 20% of our group. Getting that “good job” has always been one of our community’s most respected goals, […]