Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Initial Unemployment Claims drop to 276K for week ending May30th, 2015



The number of new unemployment weekly claims dropped by 8,000 to 276,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending May 30 2015.  The 4 week moving average was 275,000.  The initial claims figure is down 28,000 from 314,000 which was posted a year ago.

Continuing claims was reported at 2,196,000 down 30,000 from last week and down 424,000 from last year.  Last years covered unemployment was recorded at 2,620,000





Saturday, April 4, 2015


Robert Hugo Adams, R. Hugo Adams

dams, Robert Hugo


Editor, publisher, writer. 
Personal: Born Dec 6, 1943, Washington, DC; son of Gerald H and Ella Mary Hodge; divorced; children: Tiffany K Adams. 
Educ: DC Teachers Col, Wash, DC, BS, 1967; Univ Hawaii, Honolulu, 1973.
Career: Xerox Corp, Honolulu, HI, salesman, 1973-74; KGMB Radio & TV, Honolulu, salesman, writer, 1974-75; H R Adams & Assoc, Honolulu, owner, 1975-76; CS Wo Furniture, Honolulu, salesman, 1976-78; Levitts Furniture, Garden City, NY, salesman, 1978-80; New York Amsterdam News, Harlem, NY, acct exec, bus ed, 1980-81; Minority Business Review, Hempstead, NY, ed, publisher, 1981-; Econ Forum, ed; Articles: White House Conf of Small Business, 1986; African-Americans abused by corporations & agencies, 1988; Books: 15 Years of Minority Business Development, 1995; When WBLS Comes to Harlem, New York Times. 
Orgs: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 1962-; Asn Minority Enterprises New York, 1980-; Nat Minority Bus Coun, 1981-; Minority Bus Enterprise Week Planning Comn, 1984-; Nat Asn Minority Contractors, 1986-; New York Region Small Bus Admin Adv Coun, 1988-; mentor, Small Bus Enterprise Ctr, State Univ New York, Old Westbury, 1988-; adv, New York State Sci & Technol Prog, 1988-; Procurement Task Force, 100 Black Men Nassau/Suffolk, 1989-; chmn, Street Fair, Celebrate Hempstead 350th Anniversary; Congregational Church South Hempstead; bd dir, Uniondale Hispanic Civic Asn,2000-; bd dir, The 100 Black Men Long Island; 2003-06. 
Honors/Awds: Writing Excellence Award, Advertising Club of New York, 1980; Outstanding Journalism Award, Assn Minority Enterprises of New York, 1983; Regional Minority Advocate of the Year, Minority Business Devel Agency, US Dept Commerce, 1987; Service Award, Equal Opportunity Commn Nassau County, 1988; African American Achievement Award, New York Million Dollar Boys Club, 1988; African Amerocan Award, United New Jersey Minority Business Brain Trust, 1989; began publishing first newspaper dedicated to minority business success, Minority Business Review, 1981; resulting in funding for the Apollo Theater, 1982; series of radio interviews, MBR Forum, 1989; Media Award, Natl Minority Bus Council, 1995; Business Advocacy Award, Brooklyn Minority Business Development Center, 1995; Media Advocacy Award, US Dept Commerce, Minority Business Develop Agency, NY Region, 1995; Certificate of Recog, Incorporated Village Hempstead & Town Hempstead, 1995. 
Military Serv: AUS, capt, 1968-72. 
Business Addr: Editor, Publisher, Minority Business Review, 236 Fulton Ave Suite 201, Hempstead, NY 11550, 
Business Phone:(516)486-4211.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

H-1B Visas

The Supply Side of Innovation: H‐1B Visa Reforms and U.S. Ethnic Invention

William R. Kerr and William F. Lincoln
Journal of Labor Economics
Vol. 28, No. 3 (July 2010), pp. 473-508

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Robert BalFanz: Dropout Predictor


I saw a piece on PBS FRONTLINE about the work of Robert Balfanz a researcher at the Center of Social Organization of Schools at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Balfanz has done a lot of work on predicting when kids will drop out of higher.

Like us, here at the Evil Black Economist  Blog, he believes middle school is the key place for determining a kids life trajectory.

Here is a a long term study of Dropout Trends in the Philadelphia School System.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Book: Brainwashed: Challenging the myth of Black Inferiority

Book: Brainwashed: Challanging the myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell

Yes, tom burrell the ad executive.