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Author: Brooke L. Williams
Jobs are booming in the New York City economic recovery, but not the ones black men have traditionally held. In fiscal year 2012, blacks comprised 22% of the total New York City population but accounted for 32% of government employees. Other ethnicities were either proportionally represented or underrepresented in the […]
Young black men in New York City were hit hardest by the recession and while the overall economic outlook has improved, blacks continue to struggle despite the New York job boom. Overall, the unemployment rate for blacks in the first half of this year was 9.2%, almost 3 percentage points […]
Senator John Flanagan says he supports working men and women but does not support Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed statewide minimum wage increase to $15 an hour. Speaking at a Crain’s New York Business conference September 30, Flanagan, who has an economics degree, acknowledged that the current minimum wage was not […]