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Black Male Unemployment
News: Black Male Unemployment

Young Men's Initiative Shows Promise—and Limits

Mayor Bloomberg gets credit for making young black men a government priority. But there are questions about YMI's scope, scale and future funding.

Reducing Black Joblessness, One Client At A Time

Black joblessness has defied solution for decades. But organizations in the trenches are making a dent.

How to Survive in New York On $0 A Day

Amid crisis-level black unemployment, government benefits, family support and off-the-books labor help make ends meet.

Group Wants UN Scrutiny Of U.S. Black Unemployment

As the United Nation's Human Rights Council embarks on a review of the United States, some advocates say high black joblessness is a mark against America.

Rates and Race: The Fed And Black Workers

The Federal Reserve is one of the most powerful forces in the American economy. This City Limits web extra asks whether its policies help or hurt the black unemployed.

Stimulus Seen Failing Jobless Blacks

As City Limits Magazine looks at the crisis of black unemployment, this web exclusive examines how the federal stimulus bill has—and hasn't—helped.

In This Recession Pain Has A Color

Times are tough for everyone. They are tougher for New York City's black men.

Like A Canyon

A black-white divide in America's workforce.

The Search for the Smoking Gun

The reasons for the race gap

The New Dream

Modest Hopes on a Corner

Welfare Agency Job Boom: Quantity, Not Quality

Defying a severe recession and slow recovery, New York's welfare department continues to find work for clients. But the jobs offer low wages and few benefits.

A Minefield for Obama

When will the President address the disproportionate color of unemployment?

Black Caucus Attacks Joblessness

At a hearing in Washington, experts recommend more green jobs, tax credits and networking to increase employment rates – plus less classic job discrimination.


The recent recession etched deep pain across New York and throughout the United States. Yet no group fared worse than black men, a fifth of whom are now unemployed--more than twice the rate for whites--and a record number of whom are not in the labor force at all. City Limits' March 2010 special investigation on New York City's black male unemployment earned the New York Society of Professional Journalists' Deadline Club for best reporting on communities of color in 2011.

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NY Pols Tout Bill Targeting Jobless Youth - Kiera Feldman

The Urban Jobs Act would provide $20 million for services to unemployed young people. Amid partisan rancor, will the idea survive Congress? Against record youth unemployment, will it make a difference if it does?

Recession's Pain Revealed For Hispanics, Artists - Jarrett Murphy

As new research shows alarming decreases in minority household wealth, City Limits' Arturo Conde discusses his reporting on how opera singers, poets and other creative workers have weathered the Great Recession.

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CONVERSATIONS/OPINONS

Good News Mixed With Danger Signs for NYC's Job Market

By Benjamin Mandel and Joe Seydl

Good News Mixed With Danger Signs for NYC's Job Market

The overall employment picture is improving. But the economy is still plagued by trouble for young workers, a lack of middle-skill jobs and lingering effects from the years of deep unemployment.

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MULTIMEDIA

Falling Off The Fiscal Cliff

Race, Opportunity and Sequestration: This report examines ten marquee programs for Americans struggling to make it into the middle-class.

New York City's Black Male Unemployment

Research by the Fiscal Policy Institute provides these estimates of how black men were faring across New York City's five boroughs.

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PHOTO SLIDESHOWS

Images of a Crisis: Jobless in New York

Images of a Crisis: Jobless in New York

Nearly one in five black men around the country is unemployed.

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