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Michigan's Black Unemployment Rate Much Higher Than White Rate, But Why?

05/21/2013 09:31 am ET | Updated Jul 21, 2013
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LANSING, MI -- Nearly one in five black workers in Michigan is unemployed -- more than twice the rate for white workers.

The unemployment rate for black workers in Michigan is 18.7 percent, compared to 7.5 percent for white workers in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a recent report from Washington, D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute, a liberal-leaning think tank.

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