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Black Jobless Rate Is Much Higher Than Whites Regardless Of Education

Posted by Dustin Robinson on January 04, 2016 at 11:49 AM

Originally published on December 21, 2015 on The Huffington Post by Taryn Finley. 

The black unemployment rate is about twice the white unemployment rate regardless of education status, the Economic Policy Institute has found in a recent article. 

However, the black unemployment rate has always been twice the rate of whites. 

The findings from the article show black college graduates are the only group among black workers whose unemployment rate is similar to the overall rate (about five percent, according to the Board of Labor Statistics). Whites without a high school diploma, on the other hand, were the only group of white workers whose unemployment rate exceeded the national average.

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