During the second quarter of 2016, the African American unemployment rate was lowest in Texas (6.1 percent) and highest in Illinois (15.0 percent). Illinois has had the highest black unemployment rate for three consecutive quarters. Since the fourth quarter of 2015, the black unemployment rate in Illinois has risen 1.9 percentage points as unemployment has increased 0.7 percentage points statewide. Seventeen states had African American unemployment rates below 10 percent in the second quarter of 2016—in 13 of these states, the rate was equal to or lower than the second quarter national average for African Americans (8.5 percent).The great moments of Blue America.
Friday, August 19, 2016
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