The Black male jobless rate jumped around in the last month but it doesn’t catch up with others
The unemployment for Black men bounced around in the last two months.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless rate for black men was 5.3 percent in July compared with 5.9 in June. The year-over-jobless rate for black men was 5.6 percent.
Black men are still trail Whites, whose unemployment rate was 3.0 percent in July, Asians were 2.3 percent, and Hispanics were 4.0 percent in July.
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 187,000 in July, and the unemployment rate changed little at 3.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Job gains occurred in health care, social assistance, financial activities, and wholesale trade.