What has the Fridays bureau of Labor statistics reported recently?”

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What has the Fridays bureau of Labor statistics reported recently?”

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an African American unemployment rate of 14.7 percent in June in its Monthly Employment Situation Report, a decline from the May unemployment rate of 14.9 percent and the second consecutive drop in the monthly unemployment rate. The African American unemployment rate during the recession reached its highest point in April with a 15.0 percent rate and 2,673,000 unemployed. Since then the number of unemployed African American has declined to 2,597,000. Overall unemployment was 9.5 percent in June, a slight increase from 9.4 percent in May. The number of unemployed was 14,729,000, an increase of 218,000 over May. Since the recession began in December 2007, the African American unemployment rate has risen by 5.7 percentage points and the number of unemployed has increased by slightly over 1 million persons. During this same time frame, the overall unemployment rate has risen by 4.6 percentages and the number of unemployed has increased by 7.2 mi

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Friday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report also offered a sober reminder that even if things are getting better, they’re still bad. …

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