Posts Tagged ‘Jobs’

Paycheck-To-Paycheck Living In D.C.

Even though D.C. has one of the most robust job markets in the country, its residents remain some of the most asset-poor, according to a new report:
The 2012 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard ranked the District 24th in the country overall for how their residents fare in terms of achieving financial security across 52 measures in five [...]

Photos: Occupy D.C. March

Pat Buchanan: Stop Immigration To Reduce Black Unemployment

DCentric's Elahe Izadi got a chance to query prominent native Washingtonian, conservative, and champion of white resentment Pat Buchanan about D.C.'s unemployment rate. As we know, the poorest, blackest wards are facing Depression-era rates of unemployment. But Buchanan has a solution!
“One thing I would do is stop immigration into the country until all unemployment is [...]

District Unemployment Stands At 9.9 percent

The District's unemployment rate had steady at 9.9 percent in August. Let's call it 10 percent! The Department of Employment Services tries to blame the end of the summer jobs program:
"The unemployment rate in the District of Columbia for August was unchanged from the revised July rate of 9.9% reported the District of Columbia’s Department [...]

District Unemployment Rate Drops

From DOES:
"The unemployment rate in the District of Columbia for May 2010 was 10.4 percent, a 0.6% decrease from the 11.0 percent rate for April 2010, according to data released today by the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES).
May marked the fifth straight month of a drop in the unemployment rate; at [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Finally, Mayor Adrian Fenty is talking about jobs. I'm sure LL will have much more on this. But I wanted to get the discussion started. Last night, Fenty announced a joint effort with the Washington Interfaith Network to train the unemployed in home weatherizing and then put them to work on area homes. Doesn't this [...]

Weekend In Review: Tommy Wells On Race And The Bag Tax

Today's "storm" is expected to be nothing more than a dusting for us snow vets. And yet that extra inch or two of snow will only make digging out my car that much more difficult. Yes, I have one of the few cars that are still completely buried in snow. I'm waiting for shovels to [...]

When Facebook Goes Wrong

A crusty newspaper editor, let's say he's in his late 50s, is forced to take a buyout. Faced with some time on his hands, he gets on Facebook to a) post photos of his small, blond granddaughter and b) network to find a job. A first cousin, close to him in age, friends him and [...]