May 4, 2012

Dr. Cassi Fields was mentioned in this article featured on the website.  She was asked about unemployment rates going down but not being equally reflected for single mothers and black women:

The unemployment rate for black women fell from 12.3% in March to 10.8% in April, and the unemployment rate for single mothers fell from 10.8% in March to 10.2% in April. While these rates show modest improvement, they but are still far too high, especially compared to the unemployment rate for males which is 7.5%, says Fields.

Dr. Fields answers the questions, “why is there a gap”, “what is the impact of the gap”, and offers tips for finding a job if you are a black woman or a single mother.

Read the article here: Dr. Cassi Fields article on Forbes regarding jobs gap for black women and single mothers.