Thursday, August 08, 2013

NPR, August 3, 2013 Saturday


August 3, 2013, Saturday

NPR (article/interview)

Jobless Rate Falls For Blacks, But It's Not Good News Yet

"Everyone is, unfortunately, sort of shifting out of the middle to either the lower-paying or the very high end," says Linda Barrington, a labor economist at Cornell University. "So we're seeing this hollowing-out of the middle as this recovery continues."

A lot more needs to be done to get the unemployment rate to fall significantly for black workers, Barrington says. There needs to be much more job creation, and she says it has to be sustained for many years.