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Black unemployment drops, but persistent barriers remain

Jan 30, 2018
At 6.8 percent, it's still nearly twice the jobless rate for white workers.
Adrian Henderson stopped by the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Mobile Job Center, in Baltimore.
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'State of Black America' report warns progress is fragile

May 2, 2017
The National Urban League finds African-Americans are still well behind white Americans when it comes to equality.
Job seekers wait in line at Kennedy-King College to attend a job fair in Chicago, Illinois. 
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Push for diverse hire to head regional Federal Reserve bank in Atlanta

Nov 8, 2016
The regional bank president in Atlanta is stepping down.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, where the current president is planning to retire next year. Some activists and lawmakers are calling for more diversity in the central banking system's leadership.
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Government jobs deficit hurts minorities and women

Mar 2, 2016
Private-sector employment has rebounded above pre-recession levels, but government is still 300,000 jobs in the hole.
People lining up for a job fair in Miami in 2015. 
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Addressing inequality for black and Hispanic students

Mar 19, 2015
A report from The National Urban League paints a grim picture on education.
The SATs didn't go so well last year.
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African-American unemployment is double that of whites. Why?

Jan 20, 2014
In good times and bad, blacks suffer unemployment at much higher rates than whites. That's been true since the time of Martin Luther King, Jr.