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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Black Unemployment Rate Nearly Lowest It's Been Since 2000

Although the national unemployment rate for July was 4.3%, the unemployment rate for black workers was nearly double that of white workers, but it was also at a rate for blacks not seen since December 2000, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In addition, the June unemployment rate for blacks of 7.1% was nearly at a level only seen once in the last 45 years -- 7.0% in April 2000.

In July 2017, the national unemployment rate specifically for white workers, 16 years and over, was 3.8%, the same as it was in June.

The national unemployment rate specifically for black workers, 16 years and over, was 7.4% in July, up from 7.1% in June.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why didn't it go down 9, 7, 5 years ago when Obama was in office???
Too many handouts maybe??

Anonymous said...

Now White unemployment Rate is going up !!!

Anonymous said...

Put the brakes on multi-generational-welfare and fix the immigration system and it will go down further!

Anonymous said...

929 or perhaps the number simply followed the national trend:

Huge spike with the historic recession that started before he came to office, then recovered to the gains we see today over the course of his 2 terms. The numbers don't lie.

Anonymous said...

10:29 I agree with you.