Annual Report: Black Employment and Unemployment in 2012

Source: UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, February 12, 2013

From the press release:
A new report by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education find that between the first quarter of 2012 and the fourth quarter of 2012, Black unemployment rates remained at 13.9%. For the nation as a whole, unemployment rates fell from 8.3% to 7.8%….

The report’s main findings include:
– The official Black unemployment rate stood at 13.9% in the first and fourth quarters of 2012. When the data was disaggregated by gender, unemployment rates for Black men rose over that time period from 14.7% to 14.9% while rates fell for Black women from 13.2% to 13.0%.
– When focusing on Black adults (ages 20 and older), Black male rates remained constant at 13.7% and Black female rates fell from 12.3% to 12.1%.
– For white adults, male unemployment rates fell from 6.9% to 6.4% and female unemployment rates fell from 6.7% to 6.3%.