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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Black Unemployment Rate Double That of White Unemployment in the United States

'But break down unemployment figures by race, and the numbers tell a grim tale: for all the racial sanctimony and race-baiting by certain groups and media personalities, there seems to be hardly a peep over the sharp contrast between black unemployment rates and the rates for the rest of the country.

While white males in the United States had a 9.5% unemployment rate for July, black males experienced a whopping 17.8% unemployment rate, nearly twice that of their white counterparts, according to the recent "Work in the Black Community" report from University of California, Berkeley's Center for Labor Research and Education. And recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that unemployment rates for black teens aged 16 - 19 was 40.6% for July.'

W. E. Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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