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Black Youth Unemployment

Why Young, Black Men Can't Work

Colorlines | Kai Wright | Posted 06.25.2014 | Black Voices

Editor’s note: Our series “Life Cycles of Inequity” explores the ways in which inequity impacts the lives of black men. Each month, we focus on ...

The Job Market Discriminates Against Black College Grads

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business

While it's tough out there for all recent college grads, a new study finds that African-Americans face a particularly difficult situation when it come...

Black Youth Unemployment Higher Than a Year Ago

Tom Allison | Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices
Tom Allison

Black workers consistently have higher unemployment rates than whites, but the dispersion is even worse for America's youth. Nearly one in four black 16- to 24-year-olds was out of work in November, compared to only about one in ten white workers in the same age group.

Youth Need Jobs, Hope for the Future

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jobs numbers were hailed as good news on Friday, with employers adding more than 200,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate ticking down to 8.8 percent. Less attention was given to the downside of these numbers.