Asian Unemployment Lowest, 4% -- Black Unemployment Highest, 8.3%

By Michael W. Chapman | January 8, 2016 | 9:31am EST

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(CNSNews.com) – Although the overall, national unemployment rate was 5% in December, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that Asians had the lowest unemployment rate in the country at 4% while blacks had the highest unemployment rate at 8.3%. 

In addition to being more than double the rate of Asians, the unemployment rate for blacks was also nearly double that of whites, who had an unemployment rate of 4.5%, and it was higher than that of Latinos, who were at a 6.3% unemployment rate.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, white Americans comprise 77.4% of the population; Latinos, 17.4%, blacks, 13.2%; and Asians, 5.4%.

Unemployment rates in December 2015:

Asians: 4.0%

Whites: 4.5%

Latinos: 6.3%

Blacks: 8.3%

The unemployment rates reported here were seasonally adjusted and were for workers 16 years and older. 

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