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Black Women Hit Hard By Unemployment Cuts

AFRICANGLOBE - In 2011, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) published a study which found that Black women only made up 12.5 percent of all female workers in June of 2009, yet accounted for over 42 percent of job losses for all women between June 2009 and June 2011. Similarly, Black women’s unemployment rate increased 2.1 percent in the same period--- three times the increase of the next highest unemployment rate (Black men).

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 Rises as Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs

AFRICANGLOBE - Though the U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs last month, which was more than many economists were expecting, the national unemployment rate and the Black unemployment rate still rose in May.