U.S. Unemployment, Youth and Summer Jobs

(AURN) -- The jobs numbers are out.  There were 280 thousand jobs created last moth continuing the longest job growth streak, but there are at least two groups whose unemployment numbers rose. Black and teen unemployment numbers rose upward.  When we look at the summer months and the teen jobless … [Read more...]

The February 2014 Jobs Numbers Are In

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN The February 2014 unemployment rate inched up 0.1% to 6.7 percent. The numbers come at the 175,000 jobs. A lot of factors played into the latest report. Sec. of Labor Tom Perez talked with April Ryan hours after the release of the unemployment numbers. Listen: … [Read more...]

CBC Chair Marcia L. Fudge’s Statement on the November Jobs Report

WASHINGTON, DC (Link) - Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Marcia L. Fudge released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 203,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent in November: “Today’s report shows our economy continues … [Read more...]

The Fabric of America: Rundown 5/17/13

By April Ryan, aprildryan.com Today President Obama's signing of a Presidential Memorandum to modernize the Federal infrastructure permitting process. It is meant to cut red tape and shave months and years off the time it takes to review and approve major infrastructure projects. The White House … [Read more...]

WH: Creating Jobs Faster by Cutting Timelines in Half for Major Infrastructure Projects

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2013 Creating Jobs Faster by Cutting Timelines in Half for Major Infrastructure Projects As part of the Administration’s effort to make America a magnet for jobs by building a 21st Century infrastructure, … [Read more...]

The Numbers for September

By: April Ryan - aprildryan.com Photo:  Joe Raedle, Getty Images The Overall unemployment rate for the month of September dropped to 7.8 percent.  President Barack Obama spoke on the numbers Friday saying, “We are moving forward." Labor Secretary Hilda Solis believes the Administration's work … [Read more...]