Black men’s jobless rate in November is the same as it was in October

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The jobless rate for black men 20 and older remained the same for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an unemployment rate of 5.1 percent in November for black men the same as October.
Black men’s labor force participation rate was 68.0 percent in November, also the same as October. More than 9,019 million black men were working in November.
The country’s nonfarm payrolls added 266,000 jobs in November, and the overall unemployment rate remained 3.5 percent.
Job gains occurred in health care and professional and technical services. Employment rose in manufacturing, reflecting the end of the strike at General Motors.
November’s unemployment rate for black workers was 5.5 percent, down from 5.8 percent compared with the same month a year ago.
Still, African Americans have the highest unemployment rate among major worker groups, according to BLS. African Americans labor force participation rate in November was 62.3 percent.
The white unemployment rate was 3.2 percent. The jobless rate for Asians was 2.6 percent, and for Hispanics, it was 4.2 percent.
Black women 20 and older reported an unemployment rate of 4.9 percent in November compared with 4.8 percent for the same month a year earlier. The labor force participation rate for black women was 62.2 percent in November.


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