Black Unemployment Remains High
The 2-to-1 gap has been the case for the last six decades.
We’ve come a long way from Jim Crow laws that segregated African-Americans from whites in public spaces, but we’re not quite there. The Black unemployment rate is still consistently twice that of whites, according to the Pew Research Center. This has been the norm for the last six decades. Just last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the jobless rate among whites was 6.6 percent as opposed to 12.6 percent among blacks.
Sociologist, researchers and other experts have come up with several causes for this 2-to1 gap, including a “skill gap”, but no definite cause has been declared.
The Pew report comes amidst the countdown for the imminent March on Washington event, which will be commemorating its 50th anniversary this Saturday with a massive march at the Lincoln Memorial meant to really against the recent assault against voter rights.
Have you noticed a decline in unemployment rates?