black jobless rate

Not only did the Black unemployment rate in December jump to more than twice that of white people, but Black workers -- who already have long had the highest rate of all demographics -- saw their levels of joblessness grow while everybody else's dropped.

A closer look at the data and statistics reveals some of the reasons why the Black unemployment rate is always the highest. And they're far from the common perceptions that are often rooted in racism.

In yet another indication that Black America was being left behind by the country's economic recovery, the jobs report for August showed that the Black unemployment last month rate surged while joblessness for every other group fell.

Black women saw their rate of unemployment in January inch up by a small but meaningful increment as they "are still being left behind by the recovery," according to a recent report on the economy.

16-year-old Amandla Stenberg is launching a new comic book series called "NIOBE: She is Life;" a coming of age narrative about a woman of color.

Can getting a college diploma help a Black person get on a more even footing with white people in the job marketplace? Not really, according to a new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, titled “A College Degree is No Guarantee.” Reports CBS News: The study shows that in 2013, 12.4 percent of Black college students […]