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Blacks Take a Another Hit in Hiring

Philoria Richemond of Miami at a job fair hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus in Miami, Aug. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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(AURN) -- New jobess stats released today show the overall jobless rate remaining steady at 6.7 percent; while African Americans saw an increase from 12-to-12.4 percent.  AURN White House Correspondent April Ryan reports.  

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White House Statement on the Employment Situation in March

WASHINGTON, DC – Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, issued the following statement today on the employment situation in March. 

Posted by Jason Furman on April 4, 2014 at 09:30 AM EDT

The economy continued to add jobs in March at a pace consistent with job growth over the past year. Additionally, the unemployment rate was steady while the labor force participation rate edged up. While today’s data indicates that the recovery is continuing to unfold, the President still believes further steps must be taken to strengthen growth and boost job creation. In this regard, the Senate’s decision yesterday to move forward with the consideration of a bill to reinstate extended unemployment insurance was an important step in the right direction. In addition to encouraging this and other action in Congress, such as raising the minimum wage and passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, the President will continue to act on his own executive authority wherever possible to expand economic opportunity for American families.  

 

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