As the most recent data demonstrates scant growth in the nation’s employment rate, lawmakers on Capitol Hill appear to be abruptly shifting their discussions regarding raising the nation’s debt ceiling back to a chief concern of many Americans: unemployment. But leaders in the nation’s capital – a place where unemployment nears 25 percent in some […]

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) launched a “For the People” Jobs Initiative Monday, including nationwide job fairs and town hall meetings in response to alarmingly high unemployment rates in Black America. A job fair and town hall at Cleveland State University in Ohio will be the first part of the CBC’s iniative. reports: “Recently, […]

Unemployment reaches record levels, the housing market is slow, and real wages haven’t increased in far too long.  Many are finding themselves discouraged and losing and faith for a better financial tomorrow.  However, an increased level of faith will allow all of our financial dreams and goals to come to fruition despite this recession. There […]

The recent release of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that Black unemployment declined during the month of July. It had reached 16.2 percent and dropped over the course of the month to 15.9 percent.  While the number is an improvement, it is still nearly double that of white Americans. Black women were […]

WASHINGTON – Unemployment rates rose in more than 90 percent of U.S. cities in June, mirroring a national slowdown in hiring. The Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates rose in 345 large metro areas. They dropped in 20 cities and were unchanged in seven. That’s worse than May, when rates rose in only 210 cities. And […]

With Black unemployment at 16.2 percent and no solution on the horizon, the Congressional Black Caucus, who have been vocal about the lack of unemployment programs aimed at African Americans, are launching their own cross-country job fair beginning next week. The CBC will hold job fairs, town hall meetings, job readiness programs, and seminars next […]

With the rise of Black mayors in the nation — more than 500 to be exact —more provisions could be made to decrease the rate of Black unemployment. The unemployment rate among African-Americans is currently 16.2 percent, as opposed to the national rate of 9.1 percent. Reports: The Black unemployment problem remains the cause […]

One of the many cities overlooked when you think about Black unemployment is Milwaukee. While the national African-American unemployment rate sits over 16 percent, 34 percent of Black men in Milwaukee are unemployed. The main reason for this high rate amongst Black men is the loss of jobs in the manufacturing sector. Close to 56,000 […]

NEW ORLEANS — As the latest figures shows Black unemployment climbing to 16%, Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.) claims that the Obama administration has failed African Americans. Bachmann pointed to the figures at the recent Republican Leadership Conference held in New Orleans last weekend. “This president has failed the Hispanic community. He has […]

Stories buzzing on BlackPlanet News are creating discussion on a variety of topics. Japanese scientists are synthesizing meat from human feces. The ‘poop burger’, is an artificial meat created from sewage containing human feces. Edible steaks from human feces? What do you think? Prostitution is on the rise and on November 4th San Diego, California […]

Times are only getting tougher for African-Americans across the country. New numbers show that Black unemployment is at 16.2 percent, while Black male joblessness is at 17.5 percent. The youth are being hit the hardest with over 41 percent unemployed. The numbers are startling at a time when unemployment continues to be a national issue. […]

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