Monday, November 5, 2018

Black and Hispanic Unemployment Rates Are Still A Lot Higher Than White Rates in Most States

Economic Policy Institute Blog

The black unemployment rate is at least twice the white unemployment rate in over half of the states tracked in EPI’s quarterly state-by-state breakdown of unemployment rates by race and ethnicity. And black unemployment rates are higher than white unemployment rates in all states for which data are available. Among these states, the largest gap between black and white unemployment is in Illinois (9.3 percent versus 3.1 percent) while the largest gap between Hispanic and white unemployment is in Nebraska (5.9 percent versus 2.0 percent). Read the analysis »