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Black Employment and Unemployment in December 2013
Black Employment and Unemployment in December 2013 January 10, 2014, by Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 11.9 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 a decrease from November, when unemployment in the Black community was 12.4 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 6.7 percent in the month of December; this was a decrease from November when the national unemployment rate stood at 7.0 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 5.9 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 8.3 percent. Comparable November 2013 figures were 6.1 percent and 8.7 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 74,000 jobs from last month.



Black Employment and Unemployment in November 2013
Black Employment and Unemployment in November 2013 December 6, 2013, by Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 12.5 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 a decrease from October, when unemployment in the Black community was 13.1 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 7.0 percent in the month of November; this was a decrease from October when the national unemployment rate stood at 7.3 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 6.2 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 8.7 percent. Comparable October 2013 figures were 6.3 percent and 9.1 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 203,000 jobs from last month.



Black Employment and Unemployment in July 2013
Black Employment and Unemployment in July 2013 August 2, 2013, by Steven PItts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 12.6 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 a decrease from June, when unemployment in the Black community was 13.7 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 7.4 percent in the month of July; this was a decrease from June when the national unemployment rate stood at 7.6 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 6.6 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 9.4 percent. Comparable June 2013 figures were 6.6 percent and 9.1 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 162,000 jobs from last month.



Black Employment and Unemployment inJune 2013
Black Employment and Unemployment inJune 2013 July 5, 2013, by Steven C. Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 13.7 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 May, when unemployment in the Black community was 13.5 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 7.6 percent in the month of June; this was unchanged from May when the national unemployment rate stood at 7.6 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 6.6 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 9.1 percent. Comparable May 2013 figures were 6.7 percent and 9.1 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 195,000 jobs from last month.



Black Employment and Unemployment in April 2013
Black Employment and Unemployment in April 2013 May 3, 2013, by Steven C. Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 13.2 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 virtually unchanged from March, when unemployment in the Black community was 13.3 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 7.5 percent in the month of April; this was virtually unchanged from March when the national unemployment rate stood at 7.6 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 6.7 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 9.0 percent. Comparable March 2013 figures were 6.7 percent and 9.2 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 165,000 jobs from last month. (February and March payroll numbers were revised upward by a total of 114,000 jobs.)



Black Employment and Unemployment in March 2013
Black Employment and Unemployment in March 2013 April 5, 2013, by Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 13.3 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 decrease from February, when unemployment in the Black community was 13.8 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 7.6 percent in the month of March; this was virtually unchanged from February when the national unemployment rate stood at 7.7 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 6.7 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 9.2 percent. Comparable February 2013 figures were 6.8 percent and 9.6 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 88,000 jobs from last month.



Black Employment and Unemployment in February 2013
Black Employment and Unemployment in February 2013 March 8, 2013, by Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 13.8 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 unchanged from January, when unemployment in the Black community was also 13.8 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 7.7 percent in the month of February; this was a decrease from January when the national unemployment rate stood at 7.9 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 6.8 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 9.6 percent. Comparable January 2013 figures were 7.0 percent and 9.7 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 236,000 jobs from last month.



Black Employment and Unemployment in January 2013
Black Employment and Unemployment in January 2013 February 1, 2013, by Steven PItts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 13.8 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 a decrease from December, when unemployment in the Black community was 14.0 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 7.9 percent in the month of January; this was virtually unchanged from December when the national unemployment rate also stood at 7.8 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 7.0 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 9.7 percent. Comparable December 2012 figures were 6.9 percent and 9.6 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 157,000 jobs from last month.



Black Employment and Unemployment in December 2013
Black Employment and Unemployment in December 2013 January 10, 2013, by Steven PItts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 11.9 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 a decrease from November, when unemployment in the Black community was 12.4 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 6.7 percent in the month of December; this was a decrease from November when the national unemployment rate stood at 7.0 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 5.9 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 8.3 percent. Comparable November 2013 figures were 6.1 percent and 8.7 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 74,000 jobs from last month.



Black Employment and Unemployment in December 2012
Black Employment and Unemployment in December 2012 January 4, 2013, by Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 14.0 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 November, when unemployment in the Black community was 13.2 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 7.8 percent in the month of December; this was unchanged from November when the national unemployment rate also stood at 7.8 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 6.9 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 9.6 percent. Comparable November 2012 figures were 6.8 percent and 9.9 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 155,000 jobs from last month.



Black Employment and Unemployment in November 2012
Black Employment and Unemployment in November 2012 December 7, 2012, by Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 13.2 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 a decrease from October, when unemployment in the Black community was 14.3 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 7.7 percent in the month of November; this was a decrease from October when the national unemployment rate stood at 7.9 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 6.8 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 10.0 percent. Comparable October 2012 figures were 7.0 percent and 10.0 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 146,000 jobs from last month.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in September 2012
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in September 2012 October 8, 2012, by Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 13.4 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 a decrease from August, when unemployment in the Black community also stood at 14.1 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 7.8 percent in the month of September; this was a decrease from August when the national unemployment rate stood at 8.1 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 7.0 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 9.9 percent. Comparable August 2012 figures were 7.2 percent and 10.2 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 114,000 jobs from last month.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in August 2012
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in August 2012 September 7, 2012, by Steven C. Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 14.1 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 unchanged from July, when unemployment in the Black community also stood at 14.1 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 8.1 percent in the month of August; this was decrease from July when the national unemployment rate stood at 8.3 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 7.2 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 10.2 percent. Comparable July 2012 figures were 7.4 percent and 10.3 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 96,000 jobs from last month.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in July 2012
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in July 2012 August 3, 2012, by Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 14.1 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 a decrease from June, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 14.4 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 8.3 percent in the month of July; this was virtually unchanged from June when the national unemployment rate stood at 8.2 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 7.4 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 10.3 percent. Comparable June 2012 figures were 7.4 percent and 11.0 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 163,000 jobs from last month.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in June 2012
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in June 2012 July 6, 2012, by Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 14.4 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 May, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 13.6 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 8.2 percent in the month of June; this was unchanged from May when the national unemployment rate stood at 8.2 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 7.4 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 11.0 percent. Comparable May 2012 figures were 7.4 percent and 11.0 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 80,000 jobs from last month.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in May 2012
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in May 2012 June 1, 2012, by Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 13.6 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 April, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 13.0 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 8.2 percent in the month of May; this was virtually unchanged from April when the national unemployment rate stood at 8.1 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 7.4 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 11.0 percent. Comparable April 2012 figures were 7.4 percent and 10.3 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 69,000 jobs from last month.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in April 2012
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in April 2012 May 7, 2012, by Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 13.0 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 a decrease from March, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 14.0 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 8.1 percent in the month of April; this was virtually unchanged from March when the national unemployment rate stood at 8.2 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 7.4 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 10.3 percent. Comparable March 2012 figures were 7.3 percent and 10.3 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 115,000 jobs from last month.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in March 2012
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in March 2012 April 6, 2012, by Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 14.0 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 virtually unchanged from February, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 14.1 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 8.2 percent in the month of March; this was virtually unchanged from February when the national unemployment rate stood at 8.3 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 7.3 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 10.3 percent. Comparable February 2011 figures were 7.3 percent and 10.7 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 120,000 jobs from last month.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in February 2012
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in February 2012 March 9, 2012, by Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 14.1 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 January, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 13.6 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 8.3 percent in the month of February; this was unchanged from January when the national unemployment rate also stood at 8.3 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 7.3 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 10.7 percent. Comparable January 2011 figures were 7.4 percent and 10.5 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 227,000 jobs from last month. This months report includes a brief commentary on the sharp drop in Black unemployment rates from December 2011 to January 2012.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in Janaury 2012
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in Janaury 2012 February 3, 2012, by Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 13.6 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 a sharp decrease from December, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 15.8 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 8.3 percent in the month of January; this was a decline from December when the national unemployment rate stood at 8.5 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 7.4 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 10.5 percent. Comparable December 2011 figures were 7.5 percent and 11.0 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 243,000 jobs from last month.

This months decline was highly unusual. Part of this steep drop results from new statistical weighting by the BLS. Still adjusting for this change, the large reduction is hard to explain.




Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in December 2011
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in December 2011 January 6, 2012, by
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 15.8 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 November, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 15.5 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was 8.5 percent in the month of December; this was virtually unchanged from November when the national unemployment rate stood at 8.6 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 7.5 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 11.0 percent. Comparable November 2011 figures were 7.6 percent and 11.4 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 200,000 jobs from last month.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in November 2011
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in November 2011 December 2, 2011, by
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 15.5 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 October, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 15.1 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment fell to 8.6 percent in the month of November; this was a decrease from October when the national unemployment rate stood at 9.0 percent. Among whites, unemployment was 7.6 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 11.4 percent. Comparable October 2011 figures were 8.0 percent and 11.4 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 120,000 jobs from last month.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in October 2011
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in October 2011 November 4, 2011, by
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 15.1 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 a decrease from September, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 16.0 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was virtually unchanged at 9.0 percent in the month of October. Among whites, unemployment was 8.0 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 11.4 percent. Comparable September 2011 figures were 9.1 percent; 8.0 percent; and 11.3 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 80,000 jobs from last month.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in September 2011
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in September 2011 October 7, 2011, by
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 16.0 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 a decrease from August, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 16.7 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was unchanged at 9.1 percent in the month of September. Among whites, unemployment was 8.0 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 11.3 percent. Comparable August 2011 figures were 9.1 percent; 8.0 percent; and 11.3 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 103,000 jobs from last month.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in August 2011
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in August 2011 September 2, 2011, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner, and Steven Pitts
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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.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in July 2011
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in July 2011 August 5, 2011, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner, and Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 15.9 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 slightly lower from June, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 16.2 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was virtually unchanged at 9.1 percent in the month of July. Among whites, unemployment was 8.1 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 11.3 percent. Comparable June 2011 figures were 9.2 percent; 8.1 percent; and 11.6 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 177,000.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in June 2011
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in June 2011 July 8, 2011, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner, and Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 16.2 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 virtually unchanged from May, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 16.2 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was virtually unchanged at 9.2 percent in the month of May. Among whites, unemployment was 8.6 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 11.9 percent. Comparable May 2011 figures were 9.1 percent; 8.0 percent; and 11.9 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 18,000.





Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in May 2011
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in May 2011 June 3, 2011, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner, and Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 16.2 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 virtually unchanged from April, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 16.1 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment rose slightly to 9.1 percent in the month of May. Among whites, unemployment was 8.0 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 11.9 percent. Comparable April 2011 figures were 9.0 percent; 8.0 percent; and 11.8 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 54,000.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in April 2011
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in April 2011 May 6, 2011, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner, and Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 16.1 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 March, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 15.5 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment rose slightly to 9.0 percent in the month of April. Among whites, unemployment was 8.0 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 11.8 percent. Comparable March 2011 figures were 8.8 percent; 7.9 percent; and 11.3 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 244,000.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in March 2011
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in March 2011 April 1, 2011, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner, and Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 15.5 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 a slight increase from February, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 15.3 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was virtually unchanged at 8.8 percent in the month of March. Among whites, unemployment was 7.9 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 11.3 percent. Comparable February 2011 figures were 8.9 percent; 8.0 percent; and 11.6 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 216,000.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in February 2011
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in February 2011 March 7, 2011, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner, and Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 15.3 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 a decrease from January, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 15.7 percent. For the nation as a whole, unemployment was virtually unchanged at 8.9 percent in the month of February. Among whites, unemployment was 8.0 percent; among Latinos, unemployment was 11.6 percent. Comparable January 2011 figures were 9.0 percent; 8.0 percent; and 11.9 percent respectively. Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 192,000.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in January 2011
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in January 2011 February 4, 2011, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner, and Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 15.7 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 virtually unchanged from December, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 15.8. For the nation as a whole, unemployment fell to 9.0 in the month of January. Among whites, unemployment was 8.0; among Latinos, unemployment was 11.9. Comparable December 2010 figures were 9.4; 8.5; and 13.0 respectively. Overall, total payroll employment increased by just 36,000.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in November 2010
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in November 2010 December 6, 2010, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner, and Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 16.0 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 increased from October, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 15.7. For the nation as a whole, unemployment rose slightly to 9.8 in the month of November. Among whites, unemployment was 8.9; among Latinos, unemployment was 13.2. Comparable October 2010 figures were 9.6; 8.8; and 12.6 respectfully. Overall, total payroll employment increased by just 39,000.





Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in October 2010
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in October 2010 November 5, 2010, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner, and Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 15.7 last month. This is according to the latest report on the nations employment situation released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly Employment Situation report. This rate decreased slightly from September, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 16.1. For the nation as a whole, unemployment remained stable at 9.6 in the month of October. Among whites, unemployment was 8.8; among Latinos, unemployment was 12.6. Comparable August 2010 figures were 9.6; 8.7; and 12.4 respectfully. Overall, total payroll employment increased by 151,000.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in September 2010
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in September 2010 October 8, 2010, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner, and Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 16.1 last month. This is according to the latest report on the nations employment situation released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly Employment Situation report. This rate decreased slightly from August, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 16.3. For the nation as a whole, unemployment remained stable at 9.6 in the month of September. Among whites, unemployment was 8.7; among Latinos, unemployment was 12.4. Comparable August 2010 figures were 9.6; 8.7; and 12.0 respectfully. Overall, total payroll employment fell by 95,000, driven by the loss of 77,000 temporary Census jobs and the loss of 76,100 jobs in local government.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in August 2010
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in August 2010 September 3, 2010, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner, and Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 16.3 last month. This is according to the latest report on the nations employment situation released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly Employment Situation report. This rate increased from July, when unemployment in the Black community stood at 15.6. For the nation as a whole, unemployment rose slightly to 9.6 in the month of August. Among whites, unemployment was 8.7; among Latinos, unemployment was 12.0. Comparable July 2010 figures were 9.5; 8.6; and 12.1 respectfully. Overall, total payroll employment fell by 54,000, driven by the loss of 114,000 temporary Census jobs.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in July 2010
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in July 2010 August 6, 2010, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner, and Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 15.6 last month. This is according to the latest report on the nations employment situation released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly Employment Situation report. This rate was virtually unchanged from June, when unemployment in the Black community also stood at 15.4. For the nation as a whole, unemployment remained at 9.5 in the month of July. Among whites, unemployment was 8.6; among Latinos, unemployment was 12.1. Comparable June 2010 figures were 9.5; 8.6; and 12.4 respectfully. Overall, payroll employment fell by 131,000, driven by the loss of 143,000 temporary Census jobs.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in June 2010
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in June 2010 July 2, 2010, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner and Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 15.4 last month. This is according to the latest report on the nations employment situation released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly Employment Situation report. This rate was virtually unchanged from May when unemployment in the Black community stood at 15.5. For the nation as a whole unemployment fell slightly to 9.5 in the month of June. Among whites unemployment was 8.6; among Latinos unemployment was 12.4. Comparable May 2010 figures were 9.7; 8.8; and 12.4 respectfully. Overall payroll employment fell by 125000 driven by the loss of 225000 temporary Census jobs.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in May 2010
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in May 2010 June 4, 2010, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner and Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 15.5 last month. This is according to the latest report on the nations employment situation released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly Employment Situation report. This rate decreased from April when unemployment in the Black community stood at 16.5. For the nation as a whole unemployment fell slightly to 9.7 in the month of May. Among whites unemployment was 8.8; among Latinos unemployment was 12.4. Comparable April 2010 figures were 9.9; 9.0; and 12.5 respectfully.



Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in April 2010
Data Brief: Black Employment and Unemployment in April 2010 May 7, 2010, by Sylvia Allegretto, Ary Amerikaner and Steven Pitts
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The unemployment rate for Blacks was 16.5 last month. This is according to the latest report on the nations employment situation released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly Employment Situation report. This rate was unchanged from March when unemployment in the Black community also stood at 16.5. For the nation as a whole unemployment rose to 9.9 in the month of April. This increase was due largely to people who re-entered the labor force seeking jobs. Among whites unemployment was 9.0; among Latinos unemployment was 12.5. Comparable March 2010 figures were 9.7; 8.8; and 15.7 respectfully.



 
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