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    African-American Unemployment Rises Under Obama

    It’s bad enough that nationwide unemployment has risen back to 9.1 percent, but for some Americans that rate is significantly higher. Low-skilled workers, many of whom are African-American, are experiencing the worst of the down economy. The African-American unemployment rate stands at an outrageous 16.2 percent—not a number the Obama … More

    Obama's Puerto Rican Trip Won’t Reduce Hispanic Unemployment

    After nearly half a century, President Obama will end the drought of no sitting U.S. President making an official visit to the island territory of Puerto Rico. The President’s trip will fulfill the campaign promise of then-candidate Obama to return to Puerto Rico as the Chief Executive, just as the … More

    Morning Bell: Unemployment Is No Laughing Matter

    As President Barack Obama swung through North Carolina yesterday, he did all he could to show that he cares about the U.S. economy, its 9.1 percent unemployment rate, and the 13.9 million Americans who remain out of work. Well, that is, until he let a bit of honesty slip off his … More

    Barron's Roundtable Market Pros Blame Washington for the Economic Doldrums

    Barron’s magazine published their mid-year round-table discussion with ten money managers and financial market experts on Saturday. The ten are unanimous in their belief that slower economic growth is in store for the second half of 2011. Slower economic growth makes it harder to find or keep a job. It … More

    Video: JPMorgan's Dimon Takes on Fed Chairman Bernanke

    The U.S. economy continues to drag, but why’s the recovery going so slowly? The 13.9 million unemployed Americans aren’t the only ones who want to know. Yesterday, following a speech by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke (who described the economic recovery as “frustratingly slow”), JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon … More

    PODCAST: Unemployment

    In a recent Heritage in Focus, Heritage expert James Sherk discusses the recent unemployment report. Listen to the full podcast, here. The recent jobs report released was extraordinary. For the first time in its history, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that the average length of unemployment was nearly … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Jobless America

    The economic news keeps getting worse for America. Last month, the unemployment rate went up to 9.1 percent, the economy added only 54,000 jobs, and the average length of unemployment rose to more than nine months, the longest since the Labor Department started keeping track in 1948. But despite all … More

    Morning Bell: It's Just Lipstick on a Pig, Mr. President

    Despite the good news this week about Osama bin Laden’s demise, all is not rosy for President Barack Obama — at least in the eyes of the American people. The approval of his handling of the economy hit an all-time low with only 34 percent of Americans giving him a … More

    Young Arabs Agree: Economic Freedom Necessary for Prosperity

    A study released Thursday shows that young people in the Arab world overwhelmingly want greater economic freedom and opportunity, and that conditions prior to the current uprisings left them “crying out for change.” Gallup conducted the large poll before the current unrest began, providing a unique, retrospective look at conditions … More

    Guest Blog: Sen. Rob Portman on Job Creation and Economic Growth

    In my maiden Senate floor speech, I focused on the budget and economic issues we face and how our burgeoning debt and deficit is directly linked to the sluggish pace of job creation and economic growth in states like Ohio. As I said during the speech, I believe the twin … More