Unemployment for Black and Hispanic women rose in February

Women walk past by a “Now Hiring” sign outside a store on August 16, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images The unemployment rate for Black and Hispanic women rose in February, but so did the number of people looking for jobs. The U.S. unemployment rate ticked up to 3.6% in […]

Black women gain ground in labor market but still face unique barriers

An employee works at the BMW manufacturing plant in Greer, South Carolina, October 19, 2022. Bob Strong | Reuters A decrease in the unemployment rate of Black women is heartening, but labor experts warn that the trend shouldn’t create any false notions about equity in the workforce. The unemployment rate for the entire Black population […]

U.S. unemployment rate falls in December, but rises for Black women, Hispanic men

Commuters arrive into the Oculus station and mall in Manhattan on November 17, 2022 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images The U.S. unemployment rate declined overall in December, but rose for Black women and Hispanic men, according to the latest nonfarm payrolls report. Black women saw unemployment increased to 5.5% last month, […]