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.