Time to Confront Black Unemployment

November 14, 2012 Staff 0

Last month, the economy created a large number of jobs, but black unemployment increased from 13.4% to 14.3%. With the presidential election over, it is time now to address the crushing burden of unemployment among blacks.

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%.

Black-owned Businesses: A Profile of High Performers

February 29, 2012 Staff 0

The revenue of Black businesses in the Gazelle Index national survey is $1.7 million. The businesses employed 21 workers on average. These firms are high performers and they have a unique quality in common- they plan and they set high growth targets.

Why the Gazelle Index?

February 21, 2012 Staff 0

The Gazelle Index is a new national quarterly survey of the outlook, current conditions, optimism and future hiring plans of minority, women and non-minority small firms. It published because here is no up-to-date survey of these groups.

Black-Owned Businesses: Outlook for 2012

January 24, 2012 Staff 0

Black CEOs plan to increase hiring significantly in 2012, more so than any other race or ethnic group; 37.4% will increase hiring vs. 15.2% who will cut jobs. Black business hiring will be strongest in the Northeast and in Information Technology.