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The gap between white and black unemployment in America is at a record low





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The gap between the black and white unemployment rates in the US shrunk to a record low in June.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the share of jobless African Americans in the labor force fell to 7.1%, the lowest level since April 2000. It was 1.5 percentage points down from a year ago, and it helped create the smallest gap between white and black employment on record.

“This trend is exactly what we want to see” as the economy gets closer to full employment, said Elise Gould, a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute. The rebound in read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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