Tag: Unemployment

Why Buying Black Will Save Your Community

Local businesses count on you to keep their doors open

College Degree Needed For Cashier Job at McDonald’s?

A McDonald's in Massachusetts posts an ad for an open cashier position that requires not only one to two years of experience, but also a ...

US Adds 236K Jobs, Unemployment Falls 7.7 pct

A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January.

Detroit Tops Forbes’ 2013 List of America’s Most Miserable Cities

By examining the 200 largest metro areas in the country and factoring elements like violent crime, unemployment, foreclosures, taxes, commute times, weather and more, Forbes ...

Fewer Seek US Jobless Aid As Storm Distorts Data

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid remained elevated for a second straight week because Superstorm Sandy forced many people to seek temporary benefits.

Black Unemployment Rises, Last Jobs Report Before Election

Unemployment numbers are rising with Black American being affected at the worst rates.

US unemployment aid applications jump to 388K

Weekly unemployment benefit applications jumped 46,000 last week to 388,000, the highest amount in four months.

American Airlines Set to Hire Flight Attendants

American Airlines set to hire flight 1,5000 flight attendants starting in November to make up for rapidly declining staff losses.

US jobless rate falls to 7.8 percent

WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving President Barack Obama a ...

Most intriguing presidential debate issue?

While the presidential debates start on Oct. 3, the country waits to hear President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s thoughts on the biggest issues facing ...

Unemployment fell to 382,000 last week

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell only slightly last week to a seasonally adjusted 382,000. The level suggests hiring remains weak. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications declined ...

Record poverty numbers persist

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau reports the number of Americans in poverty stood at 15 percent in 2011. About 46.2 million people, or nearly 1 ...

Hiring improves; jobless claims drop

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, and a private survey showed businesses stepped up hiring in August. The data sketched a ...

Applications for unemployment fall by 6K

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 6,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 361,000, a level consistent with modest ...