Depression-Era Levels! Black Unemployment Hits 16 Percent

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Times are only getting tougher for African-Americans across the country.

New numbers show that Black unemployment is at 16.2 percent, while Black male joblessness is at 17.5 percent. The youth are being hit the hardest with over 41 percent unemployed.

The numbers are startling at a time when unemployment continues to be a national issue.

The figure is also up for debate as it only counts those who are consistently looking for a job. Many African Americans have given up after extensive job searches.

Read more at CBS News

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