For Unemployed Blacks, Growth is not Enough!

April 11, 2012 Staff 0

The burden of unemployment falls heaviest upon blacks and unfortunately, economic growth in important but is not sufficient. Even when US GDP grew at 6.7%, the unemployment rate for blacks averaged 10.6%.

Economic Recovery: Shifting into Cruise Control

March 21, 2012 Staff 0

The US Economy is now recovering at a normal rate. As inflation fears rise, the Federal Reserve Bank will have to reconsider its pledge to keep interest rates fixed until 2014. Indicators to look for in the future are discussed.

Hot Small Business Jobs in 2012

February 23, 2012 Staff 0

Overall 12.3% more small businesses will be hiring than will be cutting jobs during the first quarter. The largest job gains will occur in information technology, management and administrative services, health and education, and wholesale. .

Small Business Hiring in 2012

February 20, 2012 Staff 0

The Gazelle Index Survey indicated that 26.6% of small businesses iwould hire during the first three months of 2012 while only14.4% of small businesses indicated they would reduce hiring. The survey results are consistent with national economic data.

For Obama, the Good News Rolls On

February 15, 2012 Staff 0

The economy and President Obama’s positive approval ratings are improving. Auto sales and retail sales are up, new claims for unemployment compensation are down and Congress appears likely to pass the payroll tax cut extension.