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Unemployment Rate Drops, But the Racial Gap Persists

Unemployment Rate Drops, But the Racial Gap Persists

In December, 11.9 percent of African Americans were unemployed. This is double the White rate of 5.9 percent. This 2-to-1 Black unemployment rate compared to the rate for Whites has been constant for many decades.

Racial Equality in Initial College Enrollment Rates

Racial Equality in Initial College Enrollment Rates

About two thirds of all Black and White high school graduates in 2011 had enrolled in college by October 2011. For those not enrolled in college, Blacks had a very high unemployment rate of more than 53 percent.