Black Unemployment Is The Highest It’s Been In 27 Years

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"Black Unemployment Is The Highest It’s Been In 27 Years"

Overlooked among many of the reports on unemployment numbers that came out today is that African American “unemployment surged to 16.7% in August, its highest level since 1984.” Unemployment among white Americans is lower, at 8 percent. CNN illustrates this disparity in the following graph:

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