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Bernie Sanders Makes A Point About Black Unemployment You Probably Haven’t...

AFRICANGLOBE - According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Black youth unemployment in the United States was a staggering 24.8 percent in 2014, compared to 12.2 percent of their white counterparts. And more than half of recent Black college graduates are underemployed, meaning that they hold a job that does not require a college degree,

3 Tech Innovations That Are Solving Youth Unemployment In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - All too often, university-educated young Africans tell a similar story—upon graduating with a diploma, they discover that either employers don't have entry-level positions, or their skills don't match the needs of the job market. Three social innovations in Africa are rewriting this story.

Black Unemployment Rate Increases

AFRICANGLOBE - The Black unemployment rate climbed from 10.7 percent in June to 11.4 percent in July, an increased attributed to more African Americans looking for work

Black Youths Being Devastated By Unemployment

AFRICANGLOBE - For young people between the ages of 16 and 24, unemployment is more than twice the national rate, at 14.2 percent. For African-Americans, that rate jumps to 21.4 percent.

Unemployment, Expectations Causes Of Protests In South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa has seen a series of protests, some of them violent in the past few months. The protesters are angry at the substandard utility deliveries, including the lack of water supply and electricity disconnecting.

Black Unemployment Rate Rose in June to 13.7 Percent

AFRICANGLOBE - The African-American unemployment rate rose from 13.5 percent in May to 13.7 percent in June, according to figures released by the U.S. Labor Department. The national unemployment rate held steady at 7.6 percent.

Black Unemployment Rises as Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs

AFRICANGLOBE - Though the U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs last month, which was more than many economists were expecting, the national unemployment rate and the Black unemployment rate still rose in May.

It’s the Consumer, Stupid, Who Will Lead Us Out of This...

AFRICANGLOBE - This economy is poised for another difficult period of economic upheaval. Blacks are finding themselves facing difficult headwinds as our unemployment rates turn upward. While the national unemployment rate for Blacks in February remained at 13.8% overall, there are ominous state unemployment rates lurking behind the national numbers that should bother us.

Black Unemployment Nearly Doubles National Rate in February

AFRICANGLOBE - America’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in February, the lowest mark in four years. Some 236,000 jobs were created during the month, according a report from the Labor Department Friday. February’s success continues a recent trend of recovery, and was the best statistically since the early months of the depression.

With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement

AFRICANGLOBE - The release of the jobs numbers yesterday showed that the U.S. economy added 157,000 new jobs in January, causing a slight rise in the jobless rate, up to 7.9 percent, while Black unemployment remained stagnant at 13.8 percent.

Youth Unemployment 11.5 Percent, 22.1 Percent for Young Blacks

AFRICANGLOBE - The dismal jobs situation in America is even worse for young adults, who are suffering an unemployment rate 30 percent higher than the national average of 7.8. According to Generation Opportunity, which charts unemployment for Millennials aged 18-29, the rate is 11.5 percent and a shocking 22.1 percent for younger Black Americans.

African Youth Facing Severe Youth Unemployment

It may have one of the fastest growing economies in the world -- but if you're young and out of work in Africa, the...

Africa’s Abandoned Natural Resource: The Youth

AFRICANGLOBE - “Everything in the world revolves around Africa. From the Starbucks coffees to Apple iPads, Microsoft’s computers, Airbus’ aeroplanes and the components of the Mars Curiosity Rover; even the resources employed by NASA to man its missions – all these things are taken from Africa though Africa doesn’t get paid its true worth”. - Dario Thurston.

Africa’s Era of Youth Unemployment

The latest African Economic Outlook paints a promising picture for the continent, but crucially, it also warns that the scourge of youth unemployment will...
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