News Archive
Black Unemployment Dips, But Still High


(AURN) -- New federal government job stats released today shows Black unemployment dipped over a point in July -- down to 12.6% from 13.7% in June.   That's still nearly double the overall unemployment rate which also dropped to 7.4% from 7.6% in June.  

black jobs


Commerce Department officials say 162,000 were added to the economy last month, mostly due to hiring in retail trade, food services and drinking places.  Financial activities, and wholesale trade also attributed to the decline.


Officials also say fewer jobs were added in the previous two months than earlier estimated. Americans worked fewer hours and their pay dipped. The figures suggest weak economic growth may be making businesses cautious about hiring. 

(Photo: AP)

American Urban Radio Networks © 2016
The Nation's Only African-American Owned Network Radio Company.

New York | Pittsburgh | Atlanta | Chicago | Detroit | Los Angeles | Washington D.C.

aurn aurn aurn aurn aurn aurn

America's leading source for African-American news & black radio. AURN is the largest radio network reaching black consumers. AURN marketing to African-Americans. Urban radio news. Black radio. Urban programming & broadcasting. African-American breaking news and opinion and feature stories impacting the urban community. Black college sports news. Celebrity News.