Jobs

Keystone XL Sorta, Kinda Has a Job for You

But it’s not quite what you think.

Black Unemployment Almost Double the National Average

The jobs report indicates that the economy is still figuring out how to recover.

More on Racial Disparity in the U.S. Labor Force

A new report from ‘The Atlantic’ sheds light on the depth of racial wage and employment inequality.

No One's On the Job for the Jobs Report

The inability to communicate the health of our economy is the latest example of the real world impact of the government shutdown.

Jobs Report Still Bleak for Black Workers Under 30

The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January, according to a Labor Department report released Friday.

Youth Unemployment 11.5 Percent, 22.1 percent for Young Blacks

This is the 49th consecutive month with national unemployment above 7%.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly From September's Jobs Report

The overall picture’s looking better, but why hasn’t joblessness become a real election issue?

August Jobs Report Shows Stubbornly High Black and Brown Unemployment

The jobs report only adds to the curiosity of President Obama’s silence on Black and Latino unemployment.

Honestly, the Jobs Outlook Is Bleak Because the GOP Wants It That Way

Yes, the president must do much more, but his jobs proposals if fully implemented would have put millions back to work by now–including in hard-hit black communities. The problem is petty politics, not economic policy.

U.S. Workers' Field of Employment Organized by Place of Birth, Illustrated

One in six U.S. workers was born somewhere else.

Supreme Court's Arizona Ruling Hurts the Economy, as Well as People

The longer we go without creating sane immigration policy, the longer we rob the economy of $150 billion in economic activity a year, says Imara Jones.

Obama Was Right. It's the (Public Sector) Economy, Stupid

This weekend, President Obama took a beating for declaring the private sector “fine.” But he was correct. The real jobs crisis is in the public sector, and Obama’s the only one with a plan to fix it. Turns out, that’s also the only real plan to deal with black joblessness.

The U.S. Jobs Crisis Summed Up: If You Fail To Plan, You Plan to Fail

Today’s jobs report tells most Americans already what they already know: We’re still mired in joblessness. But Imara Jones argues we should really fear the larger problem: There remains no plan for getting unstuck.

Rahm Emmanuel Takes Woman's Phone - To Give Her a Job Reference

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on his way back from a press conference on the train when he realized he was sitting next to a woman who was on a telephone interview. He surprised her with an on the spot job reference.

Reality Returns: Huge Black Job Gains Disappear in February Report

The sudden, sharp drop in black unemployment that set economists buzzing in January appears to have in fact been so much statistical noise. The February 2012 job numbers are out and black unemployment went right back up, to 14.1 percent (roughly double that of white unemployment, a disparity that has held for decades).