White Unemployment, 4.3% -- Black Unemployment, 7.8% -- Asian Unemployment, 2.6%

By Michael W. Chapman | January 6, 2017 | 11:52am EST

Asian American students graduate

from Cardiff Metropolitan

University.  (AP) 

(CNSNews.com) -- Among Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians, Black workers had the highest unemployment rate in December, 7.8%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Asians had the lowest at 2.6%.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Whites comprise 77.1% of the population. Blacks make up 13.3%; Hispanics, 17.6%; and Asians, 5.6%.

Asians make up the smallest percentage of the population (not counting American Indians or Pacific Islanders) and yet have the lowest unemployment in the nation.

For Whites, 16 and older, the unemployment rate was 4.3%. For Hispanics, 16 and older, the unemployment rate was 5.9% in December. 

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