June 4, 2010
Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 15.5% in May 2010
A new employment report released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows us that the unemployment rate for African Americans dropped to 15.5% in May 2010.
The mainstream media will focus on the bigger picture -- 431,000 job were created last month. The unemployment rate edged down to 9.7 percent. However, total private employment increased by a less-than-forecast 41,000 jobs.