Source: Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic This year, Washington’s political class hasn’t merely given up on trying to fix U.S. unemployment; it’s given up on even discussing the subject. This is shameful, and not simply because the jobless rate is still two or so percentage points higher nationwide than it should be, or because the long-term unemployed have [...]
WASHINGTON WATCH: Prof. Dorian Warren On The Role Of Unions In Building The Black Middle Class (VIDEO)
Roland Martin talked with Professor Dorian Warren about the role of unions in building the black middle class. MR. MARTIN (VOICEOVER): Professor Dorian Warren studies the role of unions in building the black middle class. We started our conversation in his office at Columbia University in New York, on education. DR. DORIAN WARREN: That’s right. [...]
Source: James Braxton Peterson / theGrio This week the National Urban League released its 2013 State of Black America report, a comprehensive, data-driven assessment of where black and Latino Americans stand in relation to their white counterparts in the US. The report documents extraordinary gains in education even as it underscores inequities in employment that continue to [...]
WASHINGTON WATCH: What Happened To The Discussion On Jobs; Pres. Obama Called Sexist For Comments About Kamala Harris (VIDEO)
Roland Martin and the Washington Watch roundtable discuss the lack of focus on creating jobs in the midst of America’s economic recovery and President Obama takes heat for complimenting California Attorney General Kamala Harris. This week’s all female panel features Rahiel Tesfamariam, editorial director of UrbanCusp.com; political analyst Zerlina Maxwell; Angela Rye, principal at IMPACT, [...]
50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington: Roland Martin Says We Must Have A Specific Plan Of Action To Address Black Unemployment, Economic Issues
Roland Martin talks about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Roland Martin talks with Yolanda Spivey about her struggles to get a job and what she did to prove that her resume wasn’t the problem. Spivey explains how pretending to be a white woman named Bianca White landed her countless interviews while she struggled to get a call back with the same resume as a black woman.
Source: Paul Davidson / USA Today Employers added a disappointing 88,000 jobs in March after adding 268,000 jobs in February, confirming fears of a hiring slowdown that economists say could persist for several months. The number of new jobs is fewer than half what economists had forecast. The unemployment rate fell to 7.6% from 7.7%, largely [...]
Source: Annalyn Kurtz / CNN Money U.S. employers ramped up their hiring in February, helping the unemployment rate to fall to its lowest level since December 2008. The U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in February, according to a Labor Department report released Friday. That’s much stronger growth than in January, when employers hired a revised 119,000 workers. [...]
Source: Tami Luhby / CNN Money The job market ended 2012 with more growth, as moderate hiring continued at the end of the year. The economy added 155,000 jobs in December, bringing the total number of jobs added in 2012 to 1.84 million, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate held steady at 7.8%. Economists [...]
The employment situation improved in November, with 146,000 jobs created last month. The unemployment rate was 7.7 percent, down from last month’s 7.9 percent. African-American unemployment was 13.2 percent, down by 1.1 percent from last month’s 14.3 percent. U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis joined Roland Martin on the set of Washington Watch to discuss [...]