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7 Shocking Facts About Minority Unemployment

The Huffington Post   Nicole Hardesty   First Posted: 11/01/10 01:23 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET

There's been very little good news in unemployment figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the last few months.

But the unemployment crisis has been particularly hard on minority communities. Earlier this year, White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee, called the minority unemployment rate "shockingly and totally unacceptably high."

Whether it be the jobs crisis, the foreclosure epidemic or the our nation's vast prison population, there is a growing sense that minority unemployment has hit crisis levels in some areas of the country. Check out our round-up of some of the most shocking statistics about minority unemployment across America.

Black Unemployment Is Double The Rate Of White Unemployment
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In the recent Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment survey, as of September, white unemployment was at 8.7 percent, the Hispanic unemployment rate was at 12.4 percent and the black unemployment rate was at 16.1 percent.

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