Nation adds jobs elsewhere, but Blacks are left standing in the unemployment line

By | March 20, 2017

The nation’s businesses added 235,000 jobs in February but the companies obviously didn’t hire in the Black community where the unemployment rate went up compared to other racial and ethnic groups where it went down.

The black jobless rate in February was 8.1 percent compared to 7.7 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

The jobless rate in the black community went up in February.

The high unemployment rate among African Americans, compared to 4.1 percent in February among whites, was down from 4.3 percent in January. Among Hispanics, the jobless rate was 5.6 percent in February, down from 5.9 percent in January. (The Louisiana Weekly)

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