March 10, 2017

Despite Job Growth, Black and Latina Women Are Still Being Left Behind

Jobs data were released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The economy added 235,000 jobs in February, and about 6 in 10 of those went to women. The unemployment rate for women ticked

February 3, 2017

Jobs Data Prove That Facts Still Matter.

Jobs data for January were released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)—the unemployment rate remained steady at 4.8%, the economy added 227,000 jobs, including 54,000 to women, and wages ticked slightly up by

January 6, 2017

Another Reason to Say #ThanksObama: The Last Jobs Report 2016

Jobs data were released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and since this is President Obama’s last job’s report, we thought we’d take a look back at how the employment picture looked from his

November 4, 2016

#JobsReport: Gains for Women Are Too Often Temporary – Literally.

This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the most recent employment numbers for October. While the larger employment picture was generally the same as last month, and includes positive job growth, the picture for

October 7, 2016

Today’s Jobs Report Shows Women #WorkWorkWorkWorkWork

This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the most recent employment numbers for September, which got us like: Today’s jobs report is pretty much unchanged from last month’s —the overall unemployment rate for September

July 8, 2016

Three Things You Need to Know about Today’s Jobs Numbers

Today’s jobs report shows a better than expected month in terms of overall jobs added to the economy. And while that’s great news, there’s a lot more to the employment situation than meets the eye. Here

June 3, 2016

This May, Women Gained Jobs While Men Lost Them

If you have looked at Twitter today, you may have seen many gleeful celebrations of the beloved #NationalDonutDay, a holiday with a long and interesting history. While arguably the sweetest trending topic on Twitter today, further

May 6, 2016

Women Gain 87% of Jobs Added in March

It’s the first week of May and while this past Wednesday brought us May the Fourth Be With You a.k.a. Star Wars Day, a.k.a. an amazing video of our President and First Lady Michelle Obama dancing

December 4, 2015

Recovery is Still Far Off for Communities of Color

This month the story and implications are very clear—would policymakers be talking about raising interest rates if the overall unemployment rate looked like it does for communities of color?

November 6, 2015

Not a “Stellar” Jobs Month for All Groups

Many are hailing this as a “stellar”, “blockbuster” month of job growth, but a closer look at unemployment numbers in October reveal a not-so-happy picture for vulnerable groups.

August 7, 2015

Low-Wage Jobs Drove Women’s Employment Gains in July

Today’s release of July’s jobs data shows that women added 115,000 jobs in July, accounting for 54 percent of all job gains. But our analysis reveals a troubling fact: almost four in ten of the jobs

May 8, 2015

Everyone Should Have a Fair Shot As the Economy Rebounds

Our analysis of today’s release of April’s jobs data shows that while overall job growth was strong, unemployment rates for Black women and men remained disturbingly high. In addition, women gained just 30 percent of the