Urban League: Unemployment Worse for Blacks than Whites, Hispanics


by Jerome Hudson

Six years into Obama’s Presidency and after offering up 96 percent (2008) and 93 percent (2012) of their support to get and keep him in office, black Americans are still stuck in a rut of joblessness and chronic unemployment. At least that’s what the National Urban League says in its latest State of Black America report.

Under Obama, black Americans are twice as likely as whites to be unemployed. And the unemployment rate for blacks was 12 percent in February, compared to 5.8 percent for whites.

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