White Unemployment: 5.3% -- Black Unemployment: 11.6%

May 2, 2014 - 1:28 PM

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(CNSNews.com) – While the national unemployment rate in April was 6.3%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the rate for Black workers was almost double that at 11.6%, and the unemployment rate for white workers was less than the national rate, at 5.3%.

According to the Census Bureau, whites comprise 77.9% of the U.S. population and Blacks or African Americans make up 13.1% of the population.

Hispanics or Latinos, who make up 16.9% of the U.S. population, had a national unemployment rate of 7.3%, according to the BLS data.

The unemployment rate for teen workers, those 16 to 19 years old, was 19.1% in April, down slightly from 20.9% in March, according to the BLS.