The Unemployment Rate For Black Women In June Released

News & Views | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 08/07/2015 | 02:30 PM EDT

African-American women continue to perform better than Black men in job market

The new jobs report reveals the unemployment rate for Black women rose in the month of June. 

The good news is that the rise is barely significant with the rate currently at 8.0 percent, compared to 7.9 percent in June. It's a far better scenario than previous months like April and May when the unemployment rate was as high as 8.8 percent.

The participation rate for African-American women in the job market was 62.1 percent in the month of June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The unemployment rate for African-American men, however, isn't as great with 8.8 percent, but is still an improvment from 9.5 percent. 

More good news is that the unemployment rate for all African Americans has dropped slightly from 9.5 percent to 9.1 percent.

In June, the U.S. economy added 215,000 jobs, just shy of the number forecast by economists. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.3 percent.



(Photo: Frederic Cirou/PhotoAlto/Corbis)

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