Posted on July 22, 2009

Study: White Males Hit Hardest by Georgia Job Losses

AP, July 21, 2009

A new study [released by the Georgia Department of Labor] shows white males are bearing the burden of job losses in Georgia, contradicting conventional thought that minorities typically suffer more from unemployment during down economic times.

{snip} It found the number of men of any race drawing unemployment insurance increasing 160 percent from December 2007 through May.

Among white males, it increased 211 percent, to 51,562 men. That’s compared to a 78.8 percent increase for black females–the smallest increase in unemployment benefit claims among any of the four groups studied.