Economic Policy

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October Jobs Report Analysis

On the first Friday of every month, the Joint Center hosts an online conversation on the implications of the latest Employment Situation Report for Black communities when The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases data providing insight into key indicators like the national unemployment rate and the number of jobs created over the month.

On October 5, the Joint Center’s Workforce Director Harin Contractor led the conversation with Urban Institute’s Senior Research Associate Constance Lindsay and Progressive Policy Institute’s Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel. Read the entire thread here.