Black Unemployment Drops to Lowest Level Ever

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The unemployment rate for African Americans fell to 5.4 percent in October, the lowest level on record.

This is the third consecutive month of record-low unemployment. September’s 5.5 percent matched the record set in August.

The unemployment rate for black men hit a record low of 5.1 percent, down three-tenths from the month prior. That was lower than the previous record low of 5.2 set in December 1973.

The unemployment rate for black women was 4.8 percent, up two-tenths from September.




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