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Prof. Timothy Snyder to Speak at PSU April 25

Snyder will speak on “Resisting Tyranny: Lessons from the European 20th Century” for 11th Annual Cogan Lecture ...

County Creates New Fund to Diversify Construction Trades

The Construction Diversity and Equity Fund will draw 1% from county remodeling projects with budgets above 0,000 ...

Yohlunda Mosley Named PSU’s New Assistant VP for Enrollment

New Assistant VP for Enrollment gets started at PSU on March 19 ...



Remember (The Truth) About The Alamo

In 1829, the Afro-Mexican president of Mexico outlawed slavery at a time when the southern U.S. was deeply in thrall to slave labor ...

Black Women You Should Know

Julianne Malveaux on the next generation of Black women leaders ...

Access to Safe, Decent and Affordable Housing Threatened

Trump era rollbacks in lending regulations could make life harder for Blacks in the housing market ...

Civility on Social Media Is Dead

Bill Fletcher discusses the lack of penalties for obnoxious behavior on social media ...



The Skanner News

Unemployment dropped to 9.7 percent last month, with the number of jobs jumping by 431,000, but 411,000 of those jobs were temporary employees hired by the government to work on the Census, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Jobs in the private sector grew by 41,000, mainly in manufacturing, (29,000 jobs) temporary jobs,(31,000 jobs) and mining (10,000). Construction lost by 35,000 jobs.
The unemployment rate for African Americans fell slightly to 15.5 percent, but the overall rates for men, women and teens were unchanged.
The number of registered unemployed people was 15.0 million in May.
President Obama told reporters, the fact that the private sector was now adding jobs instead of losing them is a good sign.

Watch Bloomberg and AP  video here and here.
Full US Dept. of Labor and Statistics report.

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