Senate Strikes Bipartisan Deal on Unemployment Insurance Extension

Senate crafts plan to extend expired unemployment benefits.

King Bemoans "Staggering" Joblessness Among Blacks

Martin Luther King III says much more must be accomplished.
South Africa

South Africa Tackles Rising Unemployment

Jobless rates among Black youth are staggering.

African-American Unemployment Rate Declined in March

The overall unemployment rate dipped to 7.6 percent.

African-American Unemployment Rate Unchanged in February

The overall unemployment rate dipped to 7.7 percent.
A Full Plate

Transcript: President Obama's State of the Union Address

President says the state of our union is strong.

Black Unemployment Rate Slipped to 13.8 Percent in January

The overall unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent.
Keith Boykin, Best of 2012

Commentary: Let's Focus on Jobs, Not the Fiscal Cliff

America's top priority is jobs, not deficit reduction.

Westgate CEO Threatens Lay-Offs If Obama Is Reelected

David Siegel says employees risk losing their jobs.
The Young and the Hopeful - Despite the belief that they are struggling most during a sluggish economy, young adults also still feel optimism. In a Pew Research Center poll released Feb. 12, 41 percent of polled young adults said they’re having the hardest time in the current economic environment, compared to 24 percent of middle-aged adults and 29 percent of older adults. Nearly 90 percent of 18-34 year olds said they’re earning enough money now or expect to earn enough in the future. (Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Organization Gives Hope to Blacks Looking to Escape Unemployment

H.O.P.E. Project is helping to shrink the jobless rate.