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