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NEW ORLEANS — As the latest figures shows Black unemployment climbing to 16%, Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.) claims that the Obama administration has failed African Americans.

Bachmann pointed to the figures at the recent Republican Leadership Conference held in New Orleans last weekend.

“This president has failed the Hispanic community. He has failed the African-American community,” she said. “He has failed us all when it comes to jobs.”

African-American unemployment levels are the same as the Depression era in 1929, and have increased 12.7%  since Obama was inaugurated in January 2009.