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Black Unemployment 10.7%, More Than Double White Unemployment 5.3%

The unemployment rate for black Americans is more than double that of white Americans, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In the numbers released today, covering the month of June, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for black Americans age 16 and over was 10.7%, reported the BLS. The unemployment rate for white Americans in the same age group and time-frame was 5.3%, said the BLS.

10.7% is more than double 5.3%.

According to the Census Bureau, blacks comprise 13.1% of the U.S. population and whites comprise 77.9% of the population.


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2 Comments on Black Unemployment 10.7%, More Than Double White Unemployment 5.3%

  1. Negros don’t need jobs. We need industry. We had a job as slaves and how did that work out for us. Begging for jobs communicates fragmentation to the world.
    There are many examples of those who came to this country with nothing and now have communities and footholds in specific industries.
    Napoleon Hills Mastermind Alliance Principle. We got college educated and experienced people who can’t see their own worth without a “job”. Try this on for size and get back to me.
    Even Jesus said if two come together in agreement He would show up. So what’s the problem?

  2. It is a sad reflection of the situation that minority races fail to get a good start off the block in young life because of attitudes and social issues that this statistic arises.

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