Over 50% of African-Americans and other non-Hispanic blacks were unemployed in New York City!! That’s crazy!

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According to the New York Times article Blacks Miss Out as Jobs Rebound in New York City over 50% of African-Americans and other non-Hispanic blacks were unemployed in New York City. That is insane considering the fact that the rest of the nation’s numbers are incredibly different and trending in a different direction.

EMPLOYMENT-TO-POPULATION PERCENTAGES
PEAK BEFORE RECESSION PAST 12 MONTHS Change
(June 2007-May 2008) (June 2011-May 2012)
All age 16 +
56.4 54.3 -2.1
White non-Hispanics
58.3 57.5 -0.8
Black non-Hispanics
55.0 49.6 -5.4
Hispanics
54.2 52.7 -1.5
Asian and other
57.8 56.6 -1.2
Umeployment rate
All age 16 +
8.1 15.1 7.0
White non-Hispanics
5.2 10.7 5.5
Black non-Hispanics
10.3 23.1 12.8
Hispanics
10.6 17.9 7.3
Asian and other
7.5 8.6 1.1
*Factors in discouraged workers and those involuntarily working part time. For blacks, the number of discouraged workers has tripled since the recession began, and the number working…

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