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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Sluggish employment, economic woes plagued Blacks in 2013

Stagnation is how economist Dr. Algernon Austin summed up what Black Americans faced in the 2013 economy, with high jobless rates still the main culprit. The final U.S. jobs report released before the end of the year by the U.S. Department of Labor showed overall unemployment rates dropped to 7 percent for November. For Blacks there was also a decline from 13.1 percent in October. But, despite the drop, the unemployment rate for Blacks was still 12.5 percent.

However the figures do not include those that have stopped looking for work due to frustration and long-term unemployment, meaning the figures are much higher. This dynamic continued to plague Black America throughout 2013.  The Final Call...


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