University of California Study Examines Black Employment Data

imagesThe Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California at Berkeley recently released a new report on the status of Black employment in the United States. The report found that while the economy gained 1.9 million jobs in 2012, the Black unemployment rate for all age groups actually increased slightly during the year.

The Black unemployment rate increased from 13.6 percent in January 2012 to 14 percent in December. In comparison, the White unemployment rate during the same period dropped from 7.4 percent to 6.9 percent

The unemployment rate for Black teenagers is the most troublesome. During the 2012 calendar year, the Black teenage unemployment rate rose from 37.9 percent to 40.5 percent.

The full report can be downloaded here.


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