09/05/2011 02:50 pm ET | Updated Nov 05, 2011

African American Unemployment At Its Highest Level Since 1984

The August jobs report released by the Labor Department on Friday painted a bleak picture about racial inequality in the jobs market. Unemployment for African Americans is now at an astounding 16.7%, its highest level since 1984. This is more than double the unemployment figure for whites, which fell slightly last month to 8%.

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