The news is not as rosy for the Black community.
The unemployment rate in the Black community rose in December 2011 to 15.8%. This compares to previous months:
- Aug 2011 - 16.7%
- Sep 2011 - 16.0%
- Nov 2011 - 15.5%
Jobs gained in December 2011 spanned virtually all industries, including: Transportation and warehousing (makes sense with all of the holiday gifts being shipped around the nation); retail trade; manufacturing; health care and mining.
What is your opinion of the unemployment data that was released today?