The Joint Center analyzes the employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and showcases how the numbers impact Black workers. Our December Jobs Day analysis is below.
In December, the unemployment rate for Black workers decreased from 5.8 percent to 5.2 percent.
The total number of Black workers increased by 66,000 in December, the second consecutive month of increases.
The unemployment rate for Black women slightly increased to 5.2 percent from 5.1 percent in November, while the rate for Black men decreased to 5.2 percent from 6.5 percent.
At 9.6 percent, the unemployment rate for young Black workers decreased from November, but remains elevated compared to their non-Black peers.
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