Lowest is highest

Posted: 17 February 2016 in Uncategorized
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

state unemployment

According to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute [ht: ja], in the final quarter of 2015, the lowest unemployment rate for African-Americans, 6.7 percent in Virginia, was equal to the highest white unemployment rate, 6.7 percent in West Virginia.

And while the jobless rate for blacks was highest in Illinois, at 13.1 percent, that state did not have the largest gap between the white and black unemployment rates. That distinction was held by the District of Columbia and Michigan, where the black unemployment rate was 5.4 and 3.4 times the white rate, respectively.

Nationally, African-Americans had the highest unemployment rate, at 8.3 percent, followed by Latinos (6.3 percent), whites (4.5 percent), and Asians (4.0 percent).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s