Black unemployment rate drops slightly in November

By | December 13, 2013

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for African-Americans dropped in November as the nation’s nonfarm payroll expanded by 203,000 jobs, which was stronger than what many analysts had expected.

The jobless rate for Blacks, however, was still much higher compared to Whites, to Hispanics and to Asians, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week.

The unemployment rate for Blacks was 12.5 percent in November, compared to 13.1 percent in October. The November rate compares to 6.2 percent for Whites and 8.7 percent for Hispanics. The unemployment rate for Asians was 5.3 percent, but it was not seasonally adjusted.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the jobless rate in November for Black men 20 years old and older was 12.5 percent, down from 13 percent in October. In comparison, White men in the same age group reported an unemployment rate of 6 percent, down from 6.2 percent in October. (Florida Courier)

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