The unemployment rate for black men 20 years old and older dramatically dropped in November as the nation's private businesses added a 146,000 new jobs. As a result, the overall jobless rate to fall to 7.7 percent, according the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report.
The BLS findings added that the unemployment rate for black men was 13 percent in November compared with 16.4 for the same month last year.
November's jobless rate for black women 20 years old and older was 11.4 percent compared with 13 percent in November 2011, and the overall jobless rate for blacks was 13.2 percent in November compared with 15.5 percent in November 2011.
Although the black-jobless rate improved, unemployment among African-Americans still remains twice as high when compared with other major working groups, which includes whites, Hispanics and Asians. The overall unemployment rate for whites in November was 6.8 percent compared with 7.6 percent in November 2011.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics