Employment

Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August

By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — The unemployment rate for Black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August,

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FBI hiring as the Obama Era nears end

By Allen Johnson Jr. Contributing Writer The New Orleans office of the FBI is on a statewide hiring blitz. It will likely be the Bureau’s

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‘Ban the box’ bill passes in La. Legislature
Despite Louisiana’s reputation as the world’s “prison capital” and a state where there is a dire need for criminal justice reforms, a glimmer of hope shined through last week as ...
African-American men returned to the job market in April
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire National News) – The Black unemployment rate ticked down from 8.9 percent in March to 8.8 percent in April and Black men showed gains ...
Educational initiative hopes to jumpstart workforce
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer A group of education administrators, politicians, and business leaders gathered for a luncheon and dialogue at the top of Canal Place agreed on one thing: kids ...
College-educated Blacks have harder times than whites finding jobs
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) —Blacks with college degrees continue to fare worse than college-educated whites in the labor market, according to a new report by the Economic Policy ...
The difficult math of inequality
By William Spriggs Guest Columnist Thousands of fast-food workers took to the streets this week, staging strikes in protest over their low pay. In states where the minimum wage has not been ...
Unemployment rate for Black women falls to single digits
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — During another slow month of economic recovery, the unemployment rate for Black women 20 years and older fell to 9.9 percent in February, ...
Higher Ed not paying off for Black men in the job market
By Frederick quick loan online application Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News and New America Media) – Although more Black men have graduated from high school and college, their educational ...
Katrina Pain Index in 2013
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer Eight years after Katrina, nearly a hundred thousand people never got back to New Orleans, the city remains incredibly poor, jobs and income vary dramatically ...

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