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WASHINGTON — After much setback in passing legislative measures to mitigate the unemployment rate among African-Americans, the Congressional Black Caucus will embark on a tour through distressed cities to lead a host of job fairs and town hall meetings.

The tour is scheduled to commence this summer in Chicago, and will visit cities including Detroit, Cleveland and Los Angeles. The national unemployment rate is currently at 9.1 percent, however for African-Americans, the unemployment rate sits at 16.2 percent.

The Root Reports:

The CBC plans to continue introducing legislation based on this community response. At the tour’s end, the organization will commission a newly created CBC jobs advisory council of top black economic and business experts, to draft a report tying together each component of the initiative. The report will detail the outcomes of each event and propose a long-term solution for job creation and economic growth.

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