Unemployment Rises for Women, African-Americans in December

Matt Cover, CNS News, January 4, 2013

Government unemployment numbers for December showed that while the general unemployment rate remained flat at 7.8 percent, unemployment for women and African-Americans rose despite an economy that created 155,000 jobs.

Unemployment for women rose to 7.3 percent in December from 7.0 percent while the rate for African-Americans rose sharply to 14.0 percent from 13.2 percent in November.


The number of employed African Americans actually fell in December—a month that typically sees a spike in job creation as employers add temporary positions to handle the holiday shopping season.


By contrast, the unemployment rate for Whites remained nearly a full point below the national average at 6.9 percent in December.


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  • Cry me a river. They had their chance, but voted Obama back in anyway.

    Why am I supposed to care about people that won’t care for themselves when caring for themselves isn’t exactly a hard thing to do? They must like their condition of unemployment, or, alternatively, the condition must not be that bad.

    • Oil Can Harry

      But the females had to vote for Obama because Romney was waging a War Against Women. Why, he actually believed men and women should have to pay for their own contraceptives!

      Next Romney will say that when an amorous young couple rents a room they should have to actually pay their own motel bill. Oh, the horror…

      • Liberalsuck

        Yes, white women living in White countries really got it bad. They get preferntial treatment over men when it comes to jobs, their white male bosses have to pay their maternity leave, those evil white men gave them the right to vote, those evil white men allow them to own businesses and only hire other women, those evil white men let them serve in the military, those evil white men let them sleep around and pay for the abortions and contraceptives. What horror us white men put women through! Meanwhile women in Muslims countries can get shot in the head with an AK-47 for trying to help girls get educated there.

  • falsedawn

    who in their right mind would hire a black woman? just begging for trouble…

  • WmarkW

    Is there anyone else at AmRen who opposes illegal immigration because they take jobs from blacks? (Much as some of us might hate it, we are stuck with them. But we’re not stuck with foreign high school dropouts, who take disappearing low-skill jobs from them.)

    • Count me out. Black voters have plenty of chances to manifest their opposition to illegal immigration out of fear of competition for their own menial jobs at the ballot box, but it rarely amounts to anything. In electoral terms, black anti-immigration sentiment is a non-entity. Besides, they have their Barack Claus now to give them all the gibsmedat welfare they want because Hispanics have their jobs.

      • The__Bobster

        The Bantu leaders have formed an unholy alliance with the Mestizo leaders, all to stick it to YT. They don’t seem to realize that the pie they’re sharing is limited…..and shrinking.

        • So CAL Snowman

          The problem with that is the mexicans hate the blacks more than any other ethnic group on Earth (except maybe the Chinese – they hate everyone)

          • IstvanIN

            Why is that a problem?

    • The__Bobster

      I do because we’ll end up supporting both groups once the invaders are amnestied and go on the dole, too.

      • newscomments70

        In California, they already are on the dole

    • Michael_C_Scott

      We’re not “stuck” with them. The solution should be obvious to even the most mediocre student of history, and in a nuclear-armed country, there will be no foreign intervention.

      • josh


    • Nope!

    • MikeofAges

      Yes. Also offshoring. Before 1970, black men had a large role in the industrial economy. Then came the Rust Bowl, i.e. the decline in industrial jobs in the Northeast quadrant. Affirmative action helped those able to move into middle management and professions. Everyone else could rot, and did. For whatever reason, blacks seem to prefer working for institutional employers, and lack the willingness and capacity to change job and to move frequently for the sake of work.

  • FourFooted_Messiah

    This is why mass immigration is a farce. It takes away from the native-born and gives to the newcomer.

    I’m taking a less sympathetic look at the series “Alien Nation” now, it was on when I was only a dumb kid anyway.

  • pcmustgo


    • The__Bobster

      About the same as last month, when 500,000 people also “left” the work force, resulting in a net job loss of 350,000.

  • Every morning I wake up and worry about blacks. I hope they’re okay!

    • josh

      “Blacks” as we have to refer to them here,do not WANT to work!

      • LaSantaHermandad

        You’re right. Their unemployment is by choice since they’re convinced that the “crackuhs” are always going to provide them with “free sh-t”. They think that they can beat, rape and murder us at their pleasure. Very soon instead of their above mentioned “free sh-t” they are going to be ” In a world of sh-t”.

      • Liberalsuck

        I don’t care about blacks or illegal mexicans are doign anymore than I care about how the bees and wasps and crocodiles are doing.

        • Skincognito

          Crocodiles are apex predators. The vigor and number of their population is a reliable indicator of the overall health of an ecosystem. Therefore I care a great deal about crocodiles. Bees are essential for the pollenization of many crops, so I am concerned about them as well.
          Sociopathic, feeble-minded parasites in overpriced sneakers, on the other hand? Not so much.

    • SLCain

      Well said.

  • bigone4u

    In a technologically advanced economy that requires intelligence and initiative blacks are at a disadvantage without government coerced affirmative action. In spite of government threats to employers and massive government job training programs over the decades, the employment prospects of black remain dim. I guess that’s because of evil whites and their racism. Right?

  • Hope and change! Forward!

  • MAJ

    The 14% number is misleading.
    According to economists, to calculate the true figure, you have to use this formula:

    Government Stated Unemployment Rate x 1.7 (MSM cover-up multiplier) x 1.4 (liberal delusion multiplier) x 1.5 (stated current employment multiplier by blacks who believe having a working EBT card counts as a job).

    Actual Rate Subtotal (ARS): 49.98%.

    ARS x 1.6 (black affirmative action job holders whose position detracts from economy).

    Final African Informational Level Utilizing Real Employment (FAILURE) = 79.97 %.


  • David M

    I suspect the 14% unemployment rate cited for blacks is probably much higher. One must consider that government statistics do not count those who dropped out of the workforce as unemployed.
    With “Barack Claus” as their leader, I think it is safe to assume that many of the brothers and sisters have decided to go off the grid and live life under Obamanomics.

    • Nathanwartooth

      Who needs to work when you can get on SSI for saying you are bi polar, get 600 bucks a month to spend on whatever with free housing and food. Plus you can sell drugs on the side.

      • IstvanIN

        Free utilities, too!

      • josh

        Yo mayne,ah goss depession!Ah wants dat dizzabilitay!!

  • Michael_C_Scott

    I still occasionally work odd jobs, so I spent six hours doing warehouse work today, from 13:00 to 19:00, and on my feet for all but a 30 minute break in that. My back hurts, my thighs hurt a little and my feet hurt a lot, but sitting down and eating (a hard-boiled egg, a Spanish clementine, pistachio nuts and thick, homemade soup, washed down with iced Japanese green tea) at 16:30 sure helped. The manager said we did excellent work. I’ll go back right on schedule. I’m a 46 year-old stroke survivor, but I can take these shifts three days a week.

    • Skincognito

      With grad school temporarily behind me, I’m back moving furniture full-time (it pays better than tutoring). My job is at times grueling. Being in decent shape helps, but as with most feats of strength and endurance, the principle of mind over matter, along with muscle memory is at work. Blacks lack the discipline and attention to detail needed to develop muscle memory in activities other than throwing balls. I noticed this when I studied Chinese boxing years ago. Blacks just didn’t get it. Regarding the proper attitude needed for long hours of manual labor, they incessantly harp on the legacy of slavery and the fact that “they people done enuff work fo free.” The only black guy I ever worked well with was Cape Verdian and hated American blacks. Of course if he had children in the states, they would likely regress to the mean.

      • pcmustgo


        • josh

          Would this apply to sex?

      • pcmustgo

        Yeah, Africans are way better, but the problem is, they and the Caribbean Blacks, their children quickly learn the white-bashing culture/attitude here via the schools/media.

    • shattered

      You are the man Michael leading by example. Good job!

  • Michigan Patriot

    Never does our anti-White,racially hypocritical, Marxist federal government ever match ” apples to apples ” because it would clearly expose black non-contributory effort to the common good in American society; never do they show the lack of black entrepreneurialship and the disproportional positive disparate, excessive entrepreneurialship but never mentioned as keep the racial contrast unfair to White/Euro-stock people; the creators of America and its society and the most altruistic people ever in recorded history.

  • shattered

    All this immigration has sure hurt African Americans. It’s driven up their cost of housing and driven down wages and benefits while leaving almost no jobs for them. Immigration has hurt African Americans more than any other demographic in my opinion.

    Though some of you are actually racists instead of realists (so we will agree to disagree on many things), us realists see a correlation between the acting out that’s been occurring of late amongst African Americans and the enormous levels of immigration.

    • Very few blacks want to work. If anything, the unemployment stats for Africans are much higher than reported. When I lived in Chicago, I had to drive through the ghetto to get to work. There was block after block, mile after mile of scenes with able bodied black males sitting on the front porch doing nothing.

      I suppose as a general rule, unemployment stats are cooked all across the board. The method the government uses to determine the unemployment rate is meaningless. If the most reliable methods were used to determine the TRUE unemployment for black males, the data would be horrendous. I would venture to say it might be as high as 70% or 80% in the various urban enclaves throughout the nation.

      In a nutshell, Africans are allergic to labor. They are lazy to the core. In fact I believe hard work runs contrary to their natural instincts. As a direct descendant of a Slave owner, (North Carolina) I cannot for the life of me imagine how difficult it would have been for him to get humankind’s laziest race of people to put in a honest hard day ‘s work. Grandpa William Gaither Griffith must of had one hell of a way with words.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Your ancestor probably just had a quarter-breed Cherokee overseer who was as mean as a three-day hangover with dry heaves.

        Someone willing to use “Chinese labor camp” methods can produce absolutely amazing results, even with the most reluctant human material.

      • HamletsGhost

        or had a hell of a whip.

      • josh

        Thanks to your Grandpa for bringing this trash to our shores. Lets hope grandpa is rotting in hell alongside his slaves right now!

      • I suppose as a general rule, unemployment stats are cooked all across
        the board. The method the government uses to determine the unemployment
        rate is meaningless.

        You’re counted as “employed” if you work as little as one hour a week for as little as minimum wage in an above board job. And it’s too easy to get factored out of the universe of job seekers.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          “The method the government uses to determine the unemployment rate is meaningless”.

          The government cooking the books! Who’d have thought it? A more accurate method of counting employment would be to stop including federal employees, as government hiring is really just a form of welfare.

    • robinbishop34

      Though some of you are actually racists instead of realists

      Oh.. that was just adorable.

    • HamletsGhost

      Blacks aren’t unemployed. They’re unemployable.

      • StillModerated

        I once read a post on this blog about a steel mill which had to lay off some workers. A bantu was given his walking papers, to which he complained,”you’re firing me because I’m black.”

        The foreman replied, “Wrong! We hired you because you’re black. We’re firing you because you’re useless.”

        • IstvanIN

          If only I could say that some of my black drones!

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Exactly, and it’s their own damned fault because they are the ones who quit school in such huge numbers. Just what exactly a 16 year-old with no particular skills could be doing that’s more important than finishing school is a mystery to me. If the academic classes are too difficult, go heavy on vo-tech classes.

        There’s the sense of entitlement that the left has spent 45 years assiduously instilling in blacks, which has left most of them without the work ethic of a houseplant.

        They are notorious for causing trouble in the workplace and then filing frivolous lawsuits when disciplined.

        There’s also the way they dress, which manages to simultaneously look clownish and trashy. Nobody wants to see that in a professional environment.

        Ebonics, which is really just baby-talk heavily punctuated with profanity, is a major irritation to non-blacks. We simply don’t want to hear that drivel eight hours a day at work, and customers don’t want to listen to it either. Gnome sayin?

        As a group, blacks have spent the last two-plus generations going out of their way to avoid fitting in and now claim to be shocked and hurt when nobody in their right mind wants to hire them. Go cry us a river!

    • whiteyyyyy

      If you’re not a racist,I would’nt brag too much about being a realist. Not an informed one anyway.

      • shattered

        I’m not a racist. I can brag about what I please. I’m informed. Feel free to take the next barge to Fky land where you belong.

      • shattered

        If you’re a racist, I wouldn’t brag too much about being informed.

        ^ There. I fixed your sentence for you. Carry on.

        • Le Gaulois

          “If you’re a racist, I wouldn’t brag too much about being informed.”

          What ? This site is all about informing Whites about racial differences and racial awareness. You are lost.

    • And again, why should I care for them one iota more than the zero they care for themselves?

    • Xerxes22

      This acting out has been occurring for over 50 years. It has nothing to do with immigration.

  • Guest

    There are over 23 million Americans working for the government. Too many?

    • Liberalsuck

      You have more people working for the government than you do the private sector. That system will implode since the private sector is what creates government jobs via taxes.

      • Shawn_thefemale

        And a much higher black to white ratio in those government jobs. You have to do twice as much for the blacks to make it clear that you;re not doing less for them

    • shattered

      When you consider that there are 160 million working Americans total (about half of which are very low paid barely surviving part-time, forced self-employed, under-employed, etc… right now often on social services too just to make it) more than 23 million of them work for the government receiving excellent wages and benefits. Do the math and you find that’s about 15%. So 15% of the entire American workforce is composed of often overpaid government employees.

  • A Multiracial Individual

    1. I am concerned about African-American (un)employment
    2. I am concerned that undocumented workers are being unfairly pushed out of this country.
    It is amazing that they do not see the conflict here.

    • HamletsGhost

      They don’t see logical contradiction because liberals are not about logic. They’re all about their feelings and pretensions to moral superiority.

  • Johnny Clay

    And yet they still voted for him in droves. Sometimes I believe we need to rethink the voting amendments to the Constitution (sarcasm).

  • jfly1222

    Just a side note here about blacks in the workplace. A very close friend of mine is a supervisor for the post office in the Philly area. Due to holiday demand he was given a project babysitting 120 seasonal workers. Use your own imagination to figure the majority complexion. All were given background and drug tests and repeatedly warned, DO NOT STEAL THE U.S.MAIL. Despite all this the first night four of these fine upstanding citizens were caught on camera stuffing their personal bags and charged with mail theft, a federal felony crime, a permanent criminal record.
    Sometimes I laugh at the stupidity, then I cry knowing you and I are paying for four more POS’s welfare and gubmint subsidies

  • JohnEngelman

    U.S. News January 4, 2013

    Even President Barack Obama acknowledges that the economy is creating jobs too slowly under his stewardship. Yet Obama can now boast that more jobs have been created during his first term than during that of his predecessor George W. Bush.

    When Bush began his first term in January 2001, total nonfarm employment was 132.47 million. When his second term began four years later, it was 132.45 million, or effectively zero job growth.

    Obama’s first term isn’t technically over yet, but so far, employment has risen from 133.56 million in January 2009 to 134.02 million in the latest report, for December 2012. That’s a net gain of about 460,000 or 0.3 percent. As paltry as that is, it beats Bush’s first-term performance.

    • me thinks yer on the wrong website. the DU is over thataway……….

      • JohnEngelman

        “There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.”

        – Thomas Jeffereson

        Fortunately, the truth is welcome on American Renaissance.

    • SLCain

      And why should we believe this to be true. Because US News – just another propaganda outlet – says so? Because the entity known as Engelman says so? Just because something is in print somewhere, does not make it true. However, it is a pretty good bet that if Engelman says something, it is probably not true.

      In a recent thread, Engelman stated his belief that his rights derive from their grant to him by the powerful. Anybody here care to imagine what kind of person would boast of having such an abject slave-mentality?

  • JohnEngelman

    The Wall Street Journal January 9, 2009

    President George W. Bush entered office in 2001 just as a recession was starting, and is preparing to leave in the middle of a long one. That’s almost 22 months of recession during his 96 months in office.

    His job-creation record won’t look much better. The Bush administration created about three million jobs (net) over its eight years, a fraction of the 23 million jobs created under President Bill Clinton‘s administration.

    • And we give a crap, why?

    • EndTimesComing

      I wondered where that huge black government workforce came from. We have Clinton to thank. Oh, wait. You weren’t criticizing Clinton, were you?

      • JohnEngelman

        In a July 9, 2006 editorial the conservative The Washington Times wrote, “More than 91 percent of the total jobs created during the Clinton administration were in the private sector.”

        • StillModerated

          How “conservative” could the Washington Times possibly be? They fired Sam Francis, and refused to print any more columns by Pat Buchanan. The best one can say about TWT is that only neocons need apply.

          • JohnEngelman

            I am as confident in the journalistic integrity of The Washington Times as I am in the journalistic integrity of The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. If The Washington Times makes a factual assertion I am confident it is true.

          • jambi19

            “The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them, inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. He who reads nothing will still learn the great facts, and the details are all false.” ~Thomas Jefferson. I am surprised. Considering all your orientalphilia, you failed to mention Xinhua News as a standard of integrity.

          • JohnEngelman

            It would not surprise me if Xinhua News is more honest than FOX News, but it lacks the international reputation of BBC.

          • StillModerated

            I don’t know about Xinhua, but I find Russia Today to be the least dishonest TV news outlet. CCTV does air some fascinating documentaries.

          • SLCain

            Engelman exhibits the vulgar status consciousness of the faux-erudite, mixed with the arrogant, aggressive stupidity of a communist goon. He is a louse – no heed need be paid to his opinions.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          Does this mean Clinton is taking credit for the dot com boom of the 1990s? I wasn’t aware he had an engineering degree. This boom, by the way collapsed in the summer of 2000, while Clinton was still in office.

          If anyone inside the Beltway deserves credit for those good economic times, it should be the fiscally-responsible, GOP-controlled House and Senate Clinton was stuck with for his last six years in office.

          • JohnEngelman

            December 2000 the unemployment rate was 3.9 percent.


            “The fiscally responsible GOP” does not understand the contradiction between a strong national defense and low taxes. If military spending is not paid for with tax dollars it is paid for with borrowed money, as it was when Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush were president.

            It is fiscally irresponsible to cut taxes while raising defense spending. That is what the Republican Party likes to do.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            They certainly did understand the contradiction you mentioned. The GOP House of Representatives balanced the budget by making very large defense cuts in the wake of the end of the Cold War. Lots of big-ticket projects were cancelled, including the Lockheed P-7maritime patrol airplane and the Wasp anti-armor missile. The battleships were placed back in mothballs, and some aircraft types were retired ahead of time, such as the F-111, the A-6 Intruder, and the last of the F-4 Phantoms and A-7 Corsair IIs. The navy also retired many missile cruisers early (the Belknap and Leahy classes), as well as the nuclear-powered Virginia and California classes, together with the older Bainbridge and Truxton. The navy’s long range Phoenix air-to-air missile was also withdrawn and the Seawolf-class attack submarines curtailed after only three.

      • It came from replacing test-based entrance and promotion exams within the Federal bureaucracy with education as proxy (*). I’ve been blaming Reagan all along for that, but it was very late in the Carter Presidency that that happened (even though no Republican President tried to undo it.)

        * – And no, comma, Crystal Lee Evans, education is not that good a proxy for most formal tests. That’s because not every college major is astrophysics at Cal Tech. Some (black) graduates of supposedly great schools are as oblivious and dumb as rocks about some of those most obvious things.

  • StillModerated

    Yeah yeah, women and minorities hit hardest. That’s an old saw, Mr Reporter man, so stop playing it. It reminds me of and old joke about the Washington Post.

    God decided He was finally fed up with the human race and decided to end it for good. He called up a reporter at the New York Times to tell him the news: The world would end the day after tomorrow.

    The reporter tried to talk God out of it, but God was firm and wouldn’t be swayed. The reporter then asked if he had an exclusive. God said that He was going to call three other newspapers.

    Headlines the next day:

    The New York Times: “God says world to end tomorrow; story and analysis on page B11.”

    The Wall Street Journal: “God says world to end tomorrow; market to close early”

    USA Today: “IT’S OVER!”

    The Washington Post: “God says world to end tomorrow; women and minorities hardest hit.”

    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Hill restaurants prep last batches of toasted ravioli ahead of Armageddon.”

  • IstvanIN

    I have supervised black women who work hard and really want to do a good job, but they just, for the most part, don’t have the brains to keep up with their non-black co-workers and do not seem to be able to remember various procedures, or how to look them up in manuals. It can be quite sad, really.

  • I’m so thankful THEY have THEIR safety net. It would be horrible if THEY had to work for a living. After all, 150 years ago relatives THEY never knew may or may not have been slaves.

  • Mike Lane

    The problem is while they idly sit around and reproduce [as they get more money from Big Brother], the hard working whites don’t have the time, nor interest, to reproduce.
    Good ol’ Stoddard is probably either clawing or laughing in his grave right now.

  • Some Guy

    I’d like to see the percentage of blacks who are employable, I’m sure it’s very low. They have have been rewarded for so long for mediocre results that is just comes natural for them to show up for a job interview with their underwear showing, ball cap on backwards and mush-mouth broken English language skills. Who the hell would want to hire that?

  • Go figure. I want to hire a sagger over a well dressed person who can act and behave like a civil person who can speak.