News Releases | August 5, 2022

July Jobs Report: Robust Job Growth, Yet Recovery Remains Unequal

The unemployment rate fell to 3.1% for white workers but rose to 6.0% for Black workers.

News Releases | May 6, 2022

April Jobs Report: Strong Job Growth as Workers Demand Better Jobs

The unemployment rate remained at 3.6% in April according to this morning’s monthly jobs report.  Approximately 428,000 jobs were produced,(…)

News Releases | April 1, 2022

March Jobs Report: Job Growth Amidst Fears of a New Recession

With recovery still at risk, policymakers must adopt structural reforms to bolster the unemployment insurance system for all workers.

News Releases | February 4, 2022

January Jobs Report: Strong Job Growth But Pandemic’s Toll Still Felt Most by Black and Latinx Workers

The unemployment rate for Black workers was 6.9%, more than twice the rate for white workers (3.4%).

News Releases | November 5, 2021

On the October Jobs Report: Keeping Sight of the Bigger Picture

This morning’s monthly jobs report shows the unemployment rate fell to 4.6%, indicating that job availability is improving for some(…)

News Releases | September 3, 2021

Jobs Report: Black and Latinx Workers Are Being Left Behind, Unemployment Insurance Reform Critical

The latest jobs report shows we are falling short of a just recovery.

News Releases | August 6, 2021

JOBS REPORT:  Despite Job Growth, as Benefit Cliff Approaches, Renewing and Reforming Unemployment Insurance is An Urgent Racial Justice Matter

Workers need bold reform that will lay the groundwork for an equitable unemployment insurance system and labor market.

News Releases | April 2, 2020

On the Unemployment Weekly Claims Report for April 2, 2020

More than 6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week—another shocking record high.

News Releases | February 7, 2020

Minimum Wage Hikes Have Reversed Wage Declines for Workers in Lowest-Paid Jobs

Worker activism for a $15 wage floor, not Trump administration policies, are driving those wage gains.

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