The Joint Center analyzes the employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and showcases how the numbers impact Black workers. Our June Jobs Day analysis is below.
In June, the Black unemployment rate increased to 6 percent, up from 5.6 percent in May. Black unemployment continues to trend upward and outpace the overall unemployment rate of 3.6 percent.
The unemployment rate for Black women, Black men, and young Black workers increased in June. Black women’s unemployment rate is up to 6.1 percent, after a historic low of 4.5 percent in March and April.
The number of employed Black workers decreased by 239,000 in June, a third straight month of job losses.
Black households reporting a loss of employment income in the last four weeks was 17 percent compared with 8 percent of white households.
Bidenomics, which supports growing the economy from the middle out and bottom up, must continue to invest in Black families, as 20 percent report not having enough to eat in the past week, compared to 9 percent of white households.
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