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Sparks to Fly at NAACP?

July 6th, 2012

Today the May jobs reports numbers came out with 80,000 new jobs added to the workforce and a flat unemployment rate maintained at 8.2%. This allows both sides of the isle to spin that number. President Barrack Obama told a crowd in Poland, Ohio today that the jobs report along with the growth of the past 28 months is a “step in the right direction”. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said of the jobs report, “America can do better, and this kick in the gut has got to end.” One number that is much harder to spin is the jump in the unemployment rate for African Americans. In May the unemployment rate jumped from 13.6% to 14.4% while the Hispanic rate… Read more