The November unemployment numbers were released this morning. The Black unemployment is 8.1 percent.
It’s been a long road for Black unemployment during the Obama Administration. In 2011, Black unemployment was a shocking 16.3% and it is now half that number.
In July 2014, the Black unemployment rate was 10.7 percent. The stat has come a long way since it was 16.7 percent in September 2011. Back in September 2011, as the Black Caucus went on a five city jobs tour, the Black unemployment number was 16.7 percent.