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New Jobs Report Reveals Black Unemployment Rate Is Still Twice The Rate of Whites

By Victor Trammell

America is a nation of disproportions. Though the young nation is becoming more diverse, blacks are still experiencing hardships at a rate higher than other ethnic groups. There is an old adage about race that uses illness as an analogy. It states: When whites get a cold, blacks get the flu.

Last week’s jobs report by the U.S. Department of Labor  (USDL) would prove the aforementioned analogy to be true if you characterized unemployment as an illness. According to the USDL’s data, the black unemployment rate was 13.2 percent compared to 6.8 percent for whites.

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