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It's great that Black unemployment is the lowest it has ever been, but that statistic is not so impressive once appropriate context is added.

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The unemployment rate fell below 4 percent in April for the first time since 2000, but a recent study revealed that nearly half of American households cannot afford housing, food, health care, transportation and other basic necessities. Forty-three percent of American households (nearly 51 million) are struggling to pay their monthly bills, according to a […]

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What did Trump get right and wrong in his first State of the Union address when it comes to African Americans? Here are the facts

The post Black-checking Trump’s African American mentions appeared first on theGrio.

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Good afternoon! It’s Tuesday and we’re feeling a nice little energy boost from today’s Oscar nominations, seeing the likes of Denzel Washington, Jordan Peele and Mary J. Blige in the mix (this woman’s comeback game is SO strong). It’s also nice to see that black unemployment is at a record low.  Just make note that […]

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The June economic report from the U.S. Department of Labor bodes well for African-Americans. According […]

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In a recent interview on Sirius XM, Dr. Ben Carson says poverty can be blamed to a “large extent” on people’s “state of mind.” The neurosurgeon and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development drew heat (and some praise) for his comments. But we say there’s definitely more to the story. theGrio’s Natasha Alford gives a […]

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The Class of 2017 is facing the strongest labor market in nearly 10 years. According to […]

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After disappointing jobs numbers in August that had the nation’s economists worried, last month signaled […]

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Initial jobless claims fell to near a seven-year low last week in a sign of […]

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Unemployment fell in 20 states last month, and nearly three-quarters of the states added jobs, […]

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CNBC - The jobs report was top of mind for investors last week...

The post theGrio and CNBC Market Update: 11/1/13 appeared first on theGrio.

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WASHINGTON (AP) i The U.S. economy added a solid 146,000 jobs in November and theunemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures...

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says new jobs figures released Friday show there are too many people looking for work...

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama got new figures Friday to buttress his argument that he's presiding over steady, if slow, economic growth. But the government's report that the overall rate of unemployment actually crept up to 8.3 percent allows Republican rival Mitt Romney to keep pressure on Obama to defend his record...

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WASHINGTON (AP) - African-American unemployment dropped slightly from 14.4 to 14.1 percent. And black teen joblessness fell too, from 39.3 to 36.6...

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(AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits plunged last week...

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theGRIO REPORT - Making the most prominent appearance in front of a largely black audience of his presidential campaign, Mitt Romney criticized President Obama’s record on education and the economy at the NAACP’s national convention...

The post Romney says he will 'make things better in the African-American community' appeared first on theGrio.

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VIDEO - Investors had quite a few economic reports to sift through last week, but all eyes were on the jobs report...

The post 07/09/12 theGrio and CNBC Market Update appeared first on theGrio.

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theGRIO REPORT - TheGrio recently spoke to members of the Venture Capital Access Program or VCAP© to discuss their highly anticipated Pitch Night, which was held on June 27th in New York City...

The post Can VCAP's 'Pitch Night' put us back to work? appeared first on theGrio.

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A weak monthly U.S. jobs report could spell trouble for President Barack Obama and shift momentum to Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee...

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POLAND, Ohio (AP) - A sobering economic snapshot intensified the presidential campaign on Friday as President Barack Obama rolled through two vote-rich battleground states and Republican Mitt Romney fended off conservative complaints about his plan for winning...

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WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says the nation's ongoing sluggish job growth is unacceptable...

The post Romney blames Obama for sluggish June job growth appeared first on theGrio.

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Algernon Austin, Barack Obama, Black Unemployment, Business, Economic Policy Institute, Jobs, Politics, Unemployment -

theGRIO Q&A - For a closer look at the new jobs report, which showed the black unemployment rate up to 14.4 percent, theGrio reached out to Algernon Austin, director of the Race, Ethnicity and the Economy program at the liberal-leaning Washington-based Economic Policy Institute...

The post Why won't black unemployment go down? appeared first on theGrio.

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theGRIO REPORT - Overall unemployment remained at 8.2 percent in June, but the jobless rate for African Americans increased by almost a point to 14.4 percent, the Department of Labor announced Friday in its monthly employment report.

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VIDEO - Investors had several economic reports to digest last week...including two positive reports on housing...

The post 07/2/12 – The Grio and CNBC Market Update appeared first on theGrio.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will address the National Urban League Conference on July 25 in New Orleans...

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The New York Times reports that blacks in New York City are finding it harder to get jobs than their white peers...

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VIDEO - Investors had quite a few economic reports to sift through last week, but everything was overshadowed by the disappointing jobs report...

The post 6/4/2012 – the Grio and CNBC Market Update appeared first on theGrio.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Five months before the elections, the uneven economic recovery is sputtering and job growth is anemic. Stock prices are down to 2011 levels and news on the European debt front is menacing...

The post US economy souring, so what's a Democrat to do? appeared first on theGrio.

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