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.