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Senate Votes To Move Ahead On Extending Unemployment Benefits

By Scott Neuman A three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans won a key procedural vote in the Senate on Tuesday. The 60-37 vote indicates there’s enough Republican support to move the Emergency Unemployment Compensation, which … Continue reading

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Congressional Black Caucus Members Criticize Obama On Unemployment

IT’S JOBS DUDE!!! Jobs or the lack of them is the #1 concern of many Americans, especially in light of the fact that only 18,000 jobs were created in June. Unemployment rose to 9.2 percent nationally. Black unemployment is roughly at … Continue reading

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Jobless ’99ers’ have fallen though the safety net

It is beyond brutal physically, mentally, and financially to be unemployed. The person who completed over 1200 applications deserve a break, she has more than earned an opportunity to work. The United States must address its debt situation but, to … Continue reading

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99ers and the Long-term Unemployed Are the Elephants in the Economic Recovery Room

Excellent article by Michael Thornton. This is a book-end to the earlier post, “Employment rate for black men at record low.” Michael Thornton: 99ers and the Long-term Unemployed Are the Elephants in the Economic Recovery Room.

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How the Government Can Help Reduce the Jobless Rate for African Americans

There’s so many challenges to finding a job. Interview bias, background & credit checks, setting job qualifications so high for positions that neither compensate adequately for the qualifications and would only attract the most desperate job hunter and the list … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Obama: Black Unemployment Must Be Addressed

Dr. Watkins hits a home run again. When the issue of Black unemployment is addressed it will help other groups employment prospects as well. Open Letter to Obama: Black Unemployment Must Be Addressed – BV on Money.

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Record gains for US poverty with elections looming

Not surprising with the economic and employment situation in the United States. This is exactly why we all must educate ourselves on all the issues facing us in the upcoming elections and VOTE!! Record gains for US poverty with elections … Continue reading

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Senate Chops Last Lifeline For Struggling Families

This is shameful. Families need this assistance especially, “99ers.” It seems as though Congress is absolutely against any of the “common” people of this nation. Senate Chops Last Lifeline For Struggling Families – COLORLINES.

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