Unemployment Rate for African-Americans: 16.2%

It's even higher for black males, black teens

(User Submitted) CBS News reports on the jobless rate for African-Americans, and the figures aren't pretty: While the national unemployment rate hovers around 9.1%, for blacks it stands at 16.2%. For black males the rate is even higher, at 17.5%. Things get even worse in NYC, where a think-tank rep says 34% of black men ages 19 to 24 are unemployed. And the rate sits at an astounding 42% for the black teen population. Job counselors say part of the problem lies with the fact that high school students aren't learning marketable skills. (Read more African-Americans stories.)

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