Monday, June 20, 2011

African American unemployment very high

The unemployment rate for African Americans is now at Depression-era levels and the government is having to deal with the poor job showing.

One of the issues troubling Washington is unemployment among blacks, with the percentage of jobless at 16.2 percent higher than in the general population.

In isolation, African American males fare even worse.

The most recent figures show African American joblessness at 16.2 percent.

For black males, it's at 17.5 percent.

For black teens, it's nearly 41 percent.

In New York, it has been estimated that 34 percent of the city's young black men age 19 to 24 are not working. Article source here

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