The State of Urban Jobs

What You Need to Know About the State of Urban Jobs!

NUL’s State of Urban Jobs site at gives you everything you need to know about jobs including the monthly employment report with stats for Blacks, recipe Whites and Latinos, dosage the National Urban League’s position on employment and job creation policy, here the facts about how investing in job creation is the best strategy for reducing the deficit, as well as resume writing tips and job listings. Click here to view and stay abreast of the latest developments.

Highlights of the March 2011 Employment Report:

The economy gained 216,000 jobs in March while private sector employment (excludes government losses) increased by 230,000.  Together with last month’s revised numbers of 194,000 net total job growth and 240,000 net private jobs, this represents the fastest two month pace since before the recession.  The number of unemployed people in March declined to 13.5 million, while the labor force participation rate was unchanged.

The largest private sector job growth occurred in professional and business services (+78,000), education and health (+45,000; 36,600 in health care alone), and leisure and hospitality (+37,000).  Most losses were concentrated in government , with local governments shedding 15,000 jobs in March.

The unemployment rate changed little – now 8.8% (from 8.9% in February).  The black unemployment rate increased slightly to 15.5%(from 15.3%) – the unemployment rate for black men was up to 16.8% (from 16.2%); for black women, down to 12.5% (from 13.0%). The unemployment rate for whites was 7.9% (from 8.0%) while the Hispanic rate was 11.3% (from 11.6%).  Rates of teen unemployment were 21.6% for whites (from 21.3%), 42.1% for African-Americans (from 38.4%) and 31.9% for Latinos (from 30.6%). The rate of underemployment (including the unemployed, marginally attached and those working part-time for economic reasons) was 15.7% (from 15.9%).

The ranks of long-term unemployed (jobless for 27 weeks or more) has been trending up since September 2010 – now at 6.1 million (from 6.0 million) or 45.5% of all unemployed.

The March 2011 Employment report is available at the State of Urban Jobs website.  For more information on state and regional unemployment statistics for January 2011 (latest available), click here.  For more information on metropolitan area unemployment statistics for January 2011 (latest available), click here.  Also, available from the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), the March 2011 edition of its state-by-state snapshots which detail each individual state’s economic progress for the previous month.

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As we work toward a world where every child has an equal opportunity for success, cheapest we cannot ignore the disparities that exist in our education system. While the national graduation rate has climbed to a still less than acceptable 71 percent, more about the average high school graduation rate in the nation’s 50 largest cities stands at a devastatingly low 53 percent – an 18 percent gap.  In some cities, including Indianapolis, Cleveland and Detroit, graduation rates are less than 40 percent. Urban students in some areas have graduation rates at least 35 percentage points lower than their suburban neighbors. Continue reading

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The Greater Toledo Urban League is ready to move to new heights. This passed week we participated in the National Urban League Centennial celebration and the synergy was amazing. The conference was very empowering and there were a lot of connections made that will benefit the entire city of Toledo. Be on the look out for new content and events happening right here on this web site and in the community. Thank you all for your support and we look forward to your feedback and comments as always.

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Thank you all

The Greater Toledo Urban League would like to thank all of you that attended our 13th Annual Dinner and Centennial Celebration this past Friday. We would especially like to thank Marc Morial (President/CEO The National Urban League) for taking time out of his busy schedule to honor us with his wonderful and empowering  presentation for the event. We would also like to thank all of the public officials and the entire city of Toledo for supporting us in this historic occasion.

This event marks the beginning of our campaign to raise awareness of not only what we at the Urban League can do but what we as an entire community are capable of when we work together.  From the staff, website abortion board, and annual dinner committee we’d like to say, Thank you!

Consolidation and Conservation: It Saves Money

The Greater Toledo Urban League Young Professionals and Greater Toledo Urban League GUILD have organized this event in tandem with the upcoming 2010 13th Annual Dinner and Centennial Celebration.

This event is free to the public and is a chance to find out more about the Urban League and our programs and services.

For more information please call (419) 243-3343 and RSVP for this event on our Facebook page.
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and tenants to save money. Commercial users have known for a long time that they
could improve the bottom line by locating two, three, or more food concepts at
one restaurant outlet. By cross marketing several brands they own, but more
importantly, saving money on opening additional brick and mortar stores they
achieve increased revenue without the additional expenses. For example, Yum
Foods! one of the largest corporations in the country, which owns brands like
KFC, Taco Bell, A&W, and Pizza Hut, often times opens locations with up to three
of these restaurants at one spot with drive thru access. These free standing operations
have begun to revolutionize fast food. Brands you know and food you love all in
one location. No more running around to satisfy the taste of each person in the
car, its all right at your finger tips.

Their competitors have taken notice and are planning similar operations changes
in the near future, not just because its innovative, but because it makes good
financial sense. Spend less to make more!

In other ways real estate consolidation has been an effective tool
to maximize limited resources. During our current financial crisis nationally in
the residential housing market a similar phenomenon is happening. Many home
owners who have fallen behind on mortgage payments or may be facing loss of
employment have began taking in tenants or relatives to share the cost of
utilities and other living expenses. We are seeing many colleagues use
carpooling as a method to save on gasoline. These are all very smart tried and
true ways to save money.

These words; consolidation, conservation, and cash-flow, are more important than
ever today. Businesses, individual people, and even our government all have the
same challenges of high cost and low revenue. With that in mind, the merger of
companies, banks, households, and government agencies not only makes sense, but
it has become a necessity.

[pullquote_right]Always remember that in life success is the greatest revenge…[/pullquote_right]For Northwest Ohio we could apply some of this same logic. The City of Toledo
currently has an estimated $48 million dollar deficit with no clear way to dig
ourselves out. Although I have complete confidence in Mayor Mike Bell’s
strategy, he could take this advice as well. “Look at your facilities and merge
where you can.” Of course the politics will have to be worked out, but the
savings on operating cost could reduce the deficit by millions over time. We
didn’t get into this whole over night and we probably won’t climb out by
morning. As well with Lucas County, there are many facilities and agencies that
could be consolidated to save money. Due to the age and condition of most of the
buildings occupied by the agencies supportive services, now is probably the best
opportunity to implement and consolidation and conservation strategy. By either
constructing new or rehabilitating old buildings to house the larger most
essential County service agencies, an almost immediate savings could be
realized. Through using renewable energy and green technology sources the long
term reduction in operating cost would be a direct benefit to the Lucas County
taxpayer to the tune of millions of dollars.

Through the leadership of our County Commissioners and Mayor Bell we are heading
toward increased financial stability. The strategies and techniques of
consolidation and conservation in tandem, in my opinion, are two of the ways to
begin that journey.

Always remember that in life success is the greatest revenge…

Rodney K. Neely

Pre-Centennial Reception

The Greater Toledo Urban League Young Professionals and Greater Toledo Urban League GUILD have organized this event in tandem with the upcoming 2010 13th Annual Dinner and Centennial Celebration.

This event is free to the public and is a chance to find out more about the Urban League and our programs and services.

For more information please call (419) 243-3343 and RSVP for this event on our Facebook page.

The Urban League Centennial Celebration

Once again its time for us to celebrate another year of community service, physician except this year we will be doing things a bit different. The Greater Toledo Urban League is commemorating our 13th year of serving the Toledo community with our regular annual dinner on Friday, page March 12, 2010. This year is different, however, because at the same time we are recognizing the National Urban League with a very special “Centennial Celebration”. This March 12th event will be held at Parkway Place (Maumee, OH) – 2592 Parkway Plaza as it was last year and features a more celebratory feel than the norm.

This year:

  • We will have, in house, a live band playing a Motown Revue featuring hits from the Motown era.
  • You can participate in our silent auction for rare items and commemorative memorabilia.
  • The community will be out in full force to support us in this once in a lifetime event.

As a special bonus our prestigious keynote speaker for the night will be none other than Marc Morial (National Urban League President).

Tickets are on sale now at $100 (special pricing available for full table purchases -10 tickets) and you can get yours by calling (419) 243-3343 or sending an email to

We hope to see you there.

Project 100 has Soul

[dropcap2]P[/dropcap2]roject 1 Hundred, viagra dosage in case you haven’t heard, is The Greater Toledo Urban League’s local agenda for community involvement and improvement plan launched to compliment our National Urban League’s centennial celebration. As a part of this historic occasion we will be launching various community affairs along side our big event (The Greater Toledo Urban League’s 13th Annual Dinner) from now until our March 12th major event. The flag ship project is a collaboration with Owens Community College and Mix 95.7.

To commemorate our Centennial we are selling 100  tickets to the Soul Street Soul Session Dance Concert which will be held on January 8, 2010. If you are interested please send us a message with your name, phone number and address to

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