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Unemployment For Black Men At Record Low

From Yahoo News’ blog, The Lookout:

Employment rate for black men at record low

By Zachary Roth

May 10, 2011

If the election of America’s first African-American president was expected to give blacks an economic boost, it hasn’t emerged yet.

Actually, why should that be? And isn’t this a racist statement?

Indeed, the percentage of African-American men with a job has dropped to its lowest level since records began in 1972, according to the government’s monthly jobs report released last week.

Even as the economy added a better-than-expected 244,000 jobs [sic], the percentage of black males over 20 who are currently employed dropped slightly to 56.9, the Labor Department’s April report shows. For whites, the equivalent figure is 68.1 percent.

And who believes even these terrible numbers? Surely, England’s Benjamin Disraeli had Obama’s Department Of Labor in mind when he observed that “there are three kinds of lies – lies, damned lies and statistics.”

But even these manipulated numbers are staggering – for both blacks and whites.

Before this recession, the percentage of black adult men with a job had never dropped below 60 percent, according to Labor Department statistics.

And among blacks, it’s not just men who are suffering. Just 51.5 percent of African-Americans across the board–compared to 59.5 percent of whites–have a job, the numbers show. That’s the lowest level for blacks since 1984…

Nonetheless, much of the media has focused on the travails of educated white men–still a comparatively flourishing group–during the downturn.

The media are such racists.

But, lest we forget, the other day in El Paso Mr. Obama claimed that giving amnesty to the 20 million or so illegal aliens currently residing in our country would be a great shot in the arm for the US economy. Not to mention their extended families, who are still on the wrong side of the moat Rio Grande.

After all, how can anyone doubt that such an influx of workers will solve our unemployment problems? You’d have to be a damned racist to not realize the wonderful benefits this will have upon our workforce and the economy in general. Especially our unemployment and welfare and healthcare benefits.

Actually, Mr. Obama’s remarks make us suspect that he has no interest in the unemployment numbers for black or anyone else. Indeed, it seems like the only number he is thinking about is the millions of ‘undocumented Democrats’ who will soon be able to vote. And the only jobs he is worried about preserving are his own and those of his fellow Democrats.

And we’re not any too sure about the latter.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, May 12th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Unemployment For Black Men At Record Low”

  1. ManlyDad says:

    Not “Jobless rate” is low. That would be good. “Employment rate” or “Job rate” is at its lowest.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Leave it to the naysayers to only look at one spectrum of this prism.
    Criminal enterprise on the other hand is keeping with the times and affording
    the otherwise unemployable, a way of keeping them in the fabric and means of
    the “Working Joe’s” pocket.
    Whoever coined the phrase, “Crime doesn’t pay” is an idiot or a politician.

  3. Not so fast says:

    Does this statistic even include black men who have given up looking for a job and have dropped off the statistical radar? Inquiring minds would LOVE to know!

  4. oldpuppydixie says:

    Well sure. Dat cause Obama be gibben dem da money frum him stash, man…sheeeeit. Don gottsa work no mo, sheeeit.

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