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Diverse Magazine: Blacks Need Additional Schooling to Have Equal Employment Chances as Lesser Educated Whites

By Ronald Roach

“It’s been long documented that African-Americans encounter discrimination more than other Americans in the U.S. job market and experience higher levels of unemployment. Among young Black adults, the tendency toward higher rates of joblessness has remained pronounced despite the national unemployment rate falling from a recession high of 10.2 percent in 2009 to 6.1 percent last month. The June 2014 unemployment rate among African-Americans age 18 to 34 was 16.7 percent; unemployment among Whites between 18 and 34 hit 7.6 percent, according to U.S. Labor Department and Census Bureau data.” Read more here.