The Joint Center analyzes the employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and showcases how the numbers impact Black workers. Our January Jobs Day analysis is below.
In January, the unemployment rate for Black workers slightly increased from 5.2 percent to 5.3 percent.
The total number of Black workers decreased by 65,000 in January, erasing the gains from December.
The unemployment rate for Black women slightly decreased to 4.9 percent from 5.2 percent in December, while the rate for Black men increased from 5.2 percent to 5.7 percent.
At 9 percent, the unemployment rate for young Black workers decreased from December, narrowing the gap between them and their non-Black peers at 7.9 percent.
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