Big Jump in Unemployment for Blacks

Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard, November 2, 2012

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the biggest change in employment over the last month affected black workers. In September, the unemployment rate for blacks was 13.4 percent. In October, that number jumped to 14.3 percent, an almost a full percentage point change, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Unemployment for whites remained steady at 7 percent.

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For Asians the rate ticked up, from 4.8 percent to 4.9 percent. Likewise for Hispanics, from 9.9 percent to 10 percent.

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And, of course, overall, the unemployment rate went up from 7.8 percent in September to 7.9 percent in October.

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