Black Public Scholars

August 5, 2011

Black Unemployment Drops Slightly, Remains Steady for Black Men

Filed under: Uncategorized — Staff @ 3:44 pm

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black WorldScholarship in Action 

The recent release of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that Black unemployment declined during the month of July.  It had reached 16.2 percent and dropped over the course of the month to 15.9 percent.  While the number is an improvement, it is still nearly double that of white Americans.

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