For Black males it’s a depression

While the country struggles with double-digit unemployment Black males face jobless rates that are twice as bad.


Minnesota experience may offer solution for ‘jobless recovery’

When President  Obama convenes a White House forum Dec. 3 to consider ways to create jobs, he should ponder a program that worked successfully for Minnesota in the 1980s.


Federal aid urgently needed to avoid state budget catastrophes

CHICAGO— Looming behind the 17 million jobless tsunami hitting the country is another disaster: over $180 billion in accumulated budget deficits set to devastate state governments, according to a new study by the Pew Center for the States.


Jobs legislation being considered in Congress

Responding to growing demands to address the unemployment crisis, Congressional Democrats have indicated legislation for a new jobs bill is currently under consideration, possibly by year's end.


NAACP, labor demand bold action on jobs

WASHINGTON - The nation's top labor, civil rights and community leaders joined forces here today and put forward a bold program they say is needed to create millions of new jobs and to lift the economy from the depths of the recession.


Obama calls White House jobs summit

With jobless rates at record levels, President Obama announced that he will hold a White House jobs summit in December to tackle the crisis.