unemployment rate surges to second worst under Obama
By Robert "Rob"
ATLANTA, June 3
2011, 10 a.m.
- The black
unemployment rate today continued to inch forward, near the highest rate
recorded for blacks during President Obama's tenure, according to the
U.S. Department of Labor.
rate for May was at 16.2 percent. The May rate is up from April's 16.1
percent, which was the largest increase since November's 16 percent. The
highest rate, since Obama took office, was 16.3 percent in August.
April's rate was up from 15.5 percent in March, according to the U.S.
Department of Labor. The previous rate in February was a lower 15.3
percent, which was down from January's 15.7 percent. The rate had been
15.8 percent in December.