Friday, November 20, 2009

African-American Male Unemployment Over 17%

The unemployment rate for all African-Americans is about 50 percent higher than the nation as a whole — and even higher for African-American males.

(Via NPR)

The country's spiraling unemployment rate is taking a particular toll on men as the recession continues to roil male-dominated industries, such as manufacturing and construction.

This "he-cession," as it's sometimes called, has hit African-American men especially hard, increasing their unemployment rate to more than 17 percent last month.


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