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CBS News: African-American Unemployment At 16 Percent (VIDEO)

06/20/2011 8:16 am 2 comments

Source: Michelle Miller / CBS News

While unemployment among the general population is about 9.1 percent, it’s at 16.2 percent African Americans, and a bit higher still for African American males.

CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller reports that, historically, the unemployment rate for African Americans has always been higher than the national average. However, now it’s at Depression-era levels. The most recent figures show African American joblessness at 16.2 percent. For black males, it’s at 17.5 percent; And for black teens, it’s nearly 41 percent.

To read this article in its entirety visit CBS News.

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  • Jadkins100

    Thanks for shedding some light on this situation.  Many non-minorities don’t know the severity.

  • http://twitter.com/Paul_Revere_Mad Paul Revere

    It’s not that we lack skills to do the work, our community lacks organization and follow through. And worst of all we lack leadership. Too funny how there is no mention of racism that has a lot to do with these numbers. 

    Memo to the brothers: Stop waiting for Democrats and Republicans to save you.

    “WAKE UP PEOPLE!”  -  JOIN THE REVOLUTION
    Read “Common Sense 3.1” at ( http://www.revolution2.osixs.org )

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