Higher unemployment rates impact black workers (1 Viewer)

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African-American workers are suffering from the unemployment avalanche worse than their white counterparts are, according to the nation's jobs report released Friday. People of color are experiencing unemployment at a higher clip during the coronavirus pandemic and that's partly due to the frontline service jobs they once held in supermarkets, warehouses and transportation, said economists who track inequality.

The unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May after almost surpassing 15% in April. The African-American unemployment however rose slightly to...

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