What You Need to Know About the State of Urban Jobs!
National Urban League’s State of Urban Jobs site at iamempowered.com gives you everything you need to know about jobs including the monthly employment report with stats for Blacks, Whites and Latinos, the National Urban League’s position on employment and job creation policy, the facts about how investing in job creation is the best strategy for reducing the deficit, as well as resume writing tips and job listings. Click here to view and stay abreast of the latest developments.
Join the Online Jobs Chat with NUL Economist, Dr. Valerie Rawlston Wilson this Friday
On Friday, June 1 the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its national employment statistics for May 2012. Key things to look for will include any indication that the economy is rebounding from its spring hiring slump and whether the unemployment rate is trending toward falling below that critical 8% mark as we head into the 2012 presidential election. Over the past year, job creation peaked at 363,000 in November but consistently declined through April with just 115,000 net new jobs. The economy needs to generate at least 250,000 new jobs per month for the best chances of bringing the unemployment rate down to 7.9% by October (assuming little increase in labor force participation). Also, with no resolution on how to fund the student loan interest rate freeze, the kind of job market prospects that await college graduates will be critical as they face the possibility of their student loan interest rates doubling July 1.
Join Dr. Valerie Rawlston Wilson, economist at the National Urban League, as she shares her insight and takes questions on these issues and more during a live online chat this Friday, June 1, 2012 from 2-3pm EST on this webpage below.
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About Dr. Valerie Wilson
Dr. Valerie Rawlston Wilson is an economist and Vice President of Research at the National Urban League Policy Institute where she is responsible for planning and directing the Policy Institute’s Research Agenda. She is one of the primary architects of the National Urban League’s Plan for Putting Americans Back to Work, a bold 6-point job creation plan for urban America. Dr. Wilson has served as Managing Editor and Associate Editor of The State of Black America report and is staff director and ex-officio member of the National Urban League President’s Council of Economic Advisors, designed to assist the League in shaping national economic policy. Her fields of specialization include labor economics, economics of higher education, poverty and racial inequality. Dr. Wilson earned a PhD in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
About the State of Urban Jobs
The National Urban League’s State of Urban Jobs website was launched in 2010 by Iamempowered.com and the National Urban League’s Policy Institute, to bring the Institute’s esteemed research, policy analysis and publications online. Through such activities as the annual Legislative Policy Conference and the publication of The State of Black America the Policy Institute provides a foundation from which to advocate on behalf of African Americans and urban communities. The Institute’s extensive collection of reports, fact sheets and publications is made available in one location for scholars, policy analysts, policymakers and advocacy groups, along with tools and information for entrepreneurs, job seekers, and those seeking information on the emerging green economy.