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13.0%: Unemployment Climbs
in African American Community;
210,000 Fewer Jobs

Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 9/6/2013 11:07:27 AM

The unemployment rate in the African American community climbed from 12.6 percent in July to 13.0 percent in August, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the same time, the number of African Americans 16 year or older who held jobs dropped from 16,318,000 in July to 16,108,000 in August--a decline of 210,000. The labor force participation rate in the African American community dropped from 61.4 percent in July to 60.8 percent in August. The 60.8 percent African American labor force participation rate in August was the lowest that rate has been since July 1982. When President Barack

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read, 9/6/2013 11:09:05 AM     (No. 9508426)

I can´t help but think it´s much higher than that.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: provide, 9/6/2013 11:12:57 AM     (No. 9508431)

As long as young thugs can troll for easy prey to rob, no jobs, no problem.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 9/6/2013 11:16:16 AM     (No. 9508437)

Yes, the numbers are understated, and we all know this would be ´condemnation´ issue number one under a Republican president....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: STLstudent, 9/6/2013 11:36:21 AM     (No. 9508477)

Those livin´ on the federal plantation would even today vote for Mr. Hopey-Changey.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/6/2013 11:42:41 AM     (No. 9508494)

Gotta make more ´takers´ and ´voters´...one in the same.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/6/2013 11:45:49 AM     (No. 9508503)

Do they really care as long as the generous taxpayer provided social welfare benefits, health care, and services programs are there for them?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/6/2013 11:52:13 AM     (No. 9508514)

Gotta keep votin for Obama so he don´t look bad. Like Syria action.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: web, 9/6/2013 12:40:12 PM     (No. 9508623)

We keep hearing about "the Black Community" and the "Hispanic Community," the "Gay Community" etc. What I want to know is, where the heck is "the White Community"? I think I want to move there.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mikeman, 9/6/2013 2:05:00 PM     (No. 9508785)

This headline screams two things, African Americans are Americans first and last, and Africa has nothing to do with it. Secondly, is a simple question, why do blacks support fellow blacks when it makes them poorer?

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