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Black Unemployment Rate Rose in June to 13.7 Percent

AFRICANGLOBE - The African-American unemployment rate rose from 13.5 percent in May to 13.7 percent in June, according to figures released by the U.S. Labor Department. The national unemployment rate held steady at 7.6 percent.

Black Unemployment Nearly Doubles National Rate in February

AFRICANGLOBE - America’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in February, the lowest mark in four years. Some 236,000 jobs were created during the month, according a report from the Labor Department Friday. February’s success continues a recent trend of recovery, and was the best statistically since the early months of the depression.

With 157,000 Jobs Added, Black Unemployment Shows No Improvement

AFRICANGLOBE - The release of the jobs numbers yesterday showed that the U.S. economy added 157,000 new jobs in January, causing a slight rise in the jobless rate, up to 7.9 percent, while Black unemployment remained stagnant at 13.8 percent.

Black Unemployment Stuck at 14.1 Percent

U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow any momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech...

Black Unemployment On the Rise Again

Unfortunately, the unemployment rate for African Americans rose in May to 13.6 percent from 13.0 percent in April, the Labor Department said on Friday....

Black Unemployment: Highest in 27 Years

The August jobs report was dismal for plenty of reasons, but perhaps most striking was the picture it painted of racial inequality in the job market.