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by Ashlee Rezin
Wed Feb 27, 2013

Unemployment Report: Legislative Focus Needs To Be On Job Creation, Not Austerity

Unemployment rates are not expected to improve for white, Latino and African American workers through 2013, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute, prompting a recommendation for legislators that focus more on job creation.

“In the fourth quarter of 2012, nationwide unemployment rates were 6.3 percent for whites, 9.8 percent for Hispanics, and 14 percent for blacks. These elevated rates are projected to remain essentially unchanged at the end of 2013,” the report reads.

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by Steven Ross Johnson
Tue Sep 4, 2012

Closing The Skills Gap To Combat Unemployment

Whether Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, the economy has remained a key issue for many voters over the past two elections.

With an unemployment rate hovering above 9 percent throughout much of that time, it is perhaps unusual to hear that employers have been in need of more workers.