unemployment

Federal employees (who are eligible) can apply for unemployment benefits. According to OPM, to file an unemployment claim,

Last month, the US economy gained a surprisingly strong 313,000 jobs. That was much stronger than economists expected and the best showing since July 2016. Unemployment stayed at 4.1%, the lowest in 17 years. Wages grew 2.6% in February compared with a year earlier, according to Labor Department figures published Friday. February’s numbers could establish […]

According to new Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the unemployment rate for black Americans jumped in January 2018. The black unemployment rate jumped from 6.8 percent in December to 7.7 percent in January. That rate is the highest it has been since April of last year, when the overall unemployment rate was 4.3 percent. The 0.9-point increase […]

The summer in Chicago has already gotten off to a deadly start, with gun violence claiming the lives of five and injuring nearly 60. According to the Chicago Tribune, there have been 1,400 shooting victims so far this year and 2016 is just about to reach its midway point. But what can be done to curb […]

Tidal recently announced that $1.5 million of the proceeds from their Tidal X: 10/20 charity concert, which took place in Brooklyn back in October, will be distributed to Black Lives Matter and several other organizations that are leading social justice movements.

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Chicago-bred rapper Common (pictured) is known for his socially conscious music; Sunday night at the Golden Globes, he delivered a moving speech about how what happened…

The NAACP called on U.S. employers Friday to increase minority hiring after new national unemployment figures reflected a decline for Whites, but showed little-to-no change…