Black Employment and Unemployment in August 2011
The unemployment rate for Blacks was 16.7 percent last month. This is according to the latest report on the nations employment situation released Friday morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly Employment Situation report. This rate was an increase from July, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 15.9 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was unchanged at 9.1 percent in the month of August. Among whites, unemployment was 8.0 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 11.3 percent. Comparable July 2011 figures were 9.1 percent; 8.1 percent; and 11.3 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment was unchanged from last month.