Where are the stats on how unemployment number breaks down? These aggregate numbers don’t tell the story of black unemployment.
- 103,000 new jobs in September; black unemployment dips
College Degree/High School Diploma?
Congressmen presiding over those districts?
Actively seeking work as opposed… uh NOT actively seeking work?
I asked these questions of anyone posting numbers about black unemployment. Namely The Grio who’d posed the question of whether or not the latest employment numbers showed signs of economic turnaround. And while Black unemployment numbers dropped slightly The Grio offered a deeper dive than the article they posted on Facebook. The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics offers some really nice insight into the aggregate numbers.
While I appreciated the article and the link for the statistics I decided to explore the issue of unemployment amongst blacks. My concern: How the people charged with dealing with the issue are hiding behind what their calling an unsolvable problem… ~ using “the situation” as a scapegoat for not having effective ideas on job creation.
If you have any skills or a valuable offering and you’re out of work, start a business. Pursue entrepreneurship… VIGOROUSLY. Don’t wait for someone to offer you a job that you feel has already been “assigned” to someone else.
If you don’t have skills, drop out of the job market and get some. Live at your T-Jones’ place and do odd jobs until you get right and can contribute. Earn a low wage and obtain the skills you need to compete.
We need to take an honest look at unemployment right now. More people need to recognize they do not have the skills to compete and drop out of the running, stop drawing unemployment insurance and go to a school for a trade. Now that I don’t have a problem subsidizing over time.
- Is this the unemployment line?
Of the 3,000,000 estimated job openings they are mostly in the areas of truck driving, health care, accounting, software engineering and… uh I forgot the others (^_^). If you’re not in that number you need to create a market for yourself by either becoming an entrepreneur or advocating for research, development & growth in that area.
If you’re out of work and single, coax up a room mate. Cohabitate and cut your costs in half while you’re searching and waiting to rise like a phoenix. It would make for a much more interesting book anyway. If you’re married and out of work, make love your spouse and have a prudent and responsible talk about whatever you both have to do to downsize and earn “that” income level together.
It’s all Bush’s fault.
I’ve observed the empty, and often leftist, claim of “It’s all Bush’s fault.” All Bush owns is not seeing/addressing the economy soon enough. I (sy)mpathize with Bush only in the idea that he thought his only job was to defend the nation “militarily”. However, our “economy” is a defense as well. And in that regard he was simply inept and brought nothing to the table in the form of either fiscal responsibility or economic growth. He doesn’t own current consumers reluctance to spend ~ nor does this President. I am done blaming Bush. He is useless in the current conversation about job growth. He didn’t contribute in 2 terms as President so how, as an average Joe, can his name be called on in a healthy conversation about solutions.
The first congressman that recognizes manufacturing is the key to Black employment progress I will personally help to reelect them. Manufacturing is the key to our financial future. Manufacturing is one of the missing pieces to the US’s employment woes. We must produce more of what we consume ~ and sooner than later. That puts more jobs here in the states and takes away a third leg to our global competitors.
I know it’s tough but now is NOT the time to let anything shake or overcome your faith. You own your own happiness.
There is hope but it’s not in your television and it’s d*mn-sure not in the numbers we’re seeing. It’s in Americans. It’s in you.