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Unemployment Rate Remains Troubling for Blacks, Youth

Just like last month, when The White House was congratulating itself a lower employment rate, not much has been said about the fact that unemployment for blacks and youth remain high.

In fact, it actually rose:

The black unemployment rate actually rose in October, going from 13.4 percent to 14.3 percent. And for black teens, those numbers are much worse: joblessness rose to a high of 40.5 percent.

Read more at Colorlines.

For all the talk about the economy and saving the middle class, neither candidate addressed the persistent joblessness among blacks and youth.

How, if at all, will this final jobs report affect the outcome of tomorrow’s election?

Why is there no outrage over lack of employment opportunities for people of color and youth?

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