US Black Unemployment Surges, Payrolls Rise Overall

Written by on April 23, 2024

US payrolls rose in March by the most in nearly a year and the unemployment rate dropped, pointing to a strong labor market that's powering the economy. But the Black jobless rate climbed sharply in March, with Black women seeing the biggest losses. "We're keeping a very, very close eye on that and we'll continue to work on closing that gap between Black-White unemployment," Julie Su, acting US Labor Secretary, said on "Bloomberg The Open."

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