American Jobs Act

Jobs Plans - According to a CBS News/New York Times poll published Oct. 25, only 38 percent of Americans believe President Obama has a “concrete jobs plan” and even fewer (20 percent) believe that congressional Republicans have a “clear” jobs plan.  (Photo: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Civil Rights Groups Band Together to Create a Jobs and Freedom Agenda

The groups' plan focuses on five specific areas.

Congressional Black Caucus Unveils 2013 Policy Agenda

CBC priorities include voting rights, jobs, immigration.

Commentary: GOP Amnesia and the American Jobs Act

Republicans fail to mention that Obama's jobs plan.

Obama: Congress, Europe Must Stem Economic Crisis

Obama says Congress is blocking economic growth.
The White House

Today at the White House: June 4, 2012

Questions about the economy abound amid the jobs report.

Commentary: Hate Groups Are on the Rise in America

Many hate groups say they are part of a “Patriot movement."
February Black Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly - The February unemployment report released Friday showed that the nation’s economy is experiencing slow but steady momentum, and it is continuing to add jobs. The African-American unemployment rate was 14.1 percent, up from 13.6 percent in January. The overall unemployment rate held steady at 8.3 percent.(Photo: JOSHUA LOTT/Landov)

February Black Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly

African-American joblessness rose to 14.1 percent.
Federal Budget

Unemployment Rate for African-Americans Fell in January

At 13.6 percent, the rate is a record low, but still high.
In his first speech before a joint session of Congress, on Feb. 24, 2009, President Obama outlined an agenda to revive the “massive debt” he’d inherited “to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity.” Technically, it wasn’t a State of the Union address because Obama’s presidency was only a month old. He announced a new lending fund to provide college, automobile and small-business loans and a housing plan to help struggling homeowners refinance their mortgages and said that Wall Street would be held accountable for its spending. He also began the push for his health care reform plan. The unemployment rate nationally was 8.1 percent, while the African-American jobless rate was 13.4 percent. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Calls for an Economy "Built to Last" in State of the Union Address

Obama wants an economy that provides opportunities for all.