Unemployment for Black Americans at Historic Lows; Still Need to Close the Gap with White Workers

Unemployment for Black Americans at Historic Lows; Still Need to Close the Gap with White Workers

Unemployment for Black Americans at Historic Lows; Still Need to Close the Gap with White Workers 1134 1360 Kim Beck

FACT! 

The unemployment rate for Black workers is at historic lows, but it is still higher than for white workers. As of January, the white unemployment rate was 3.4% while the Black unemployment rate was 5.3%. 

2023 saw the lowest Black unemployment rate of any year on record, and a decrease in the racial unemployment gap. However, we need to continue to push for policies that will further reduce the gap. Read more here.

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Sources: FREDBLSThe White House