Not only did the Black unemployment rate in December jump to more than twice that of white people, but Black workers -- who already have long had the highest rate of all demographics -- saw their levels of joblessness grow while everybody else's dropped.
Black women saw their rate of unemployment in January inch up by a small but meaningful increment as they "are still being left behind by the recovery," according to a recent report on the economy.
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 report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, titled “A College Degree is No Guarantee.” Reports CBS News: The study shows that in 2013, 12.4 percent of Black college students […]
Already off to a tough start in life, 49 percent of American babies born into poor families will be poor for at least half their childhoods, a new Urban Institute study finds. Among children who are not poor at birth, only 4 percent will be "persistently" poor as children.
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