Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
June 26, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.

Gay Pride Parades Sound a Note of Resistance

What’s Next for the Bill Cosby Sex-Assault Case?

Truthdig Bazaar more items

Ear to the Ground
Email this item Print this item

Britain’s Young, Black, Jobless Males

Posted on Mar 10, 2012
dannybirchall (CC-BY)

Half of the U.K.’s black males aged 16 to 24 are unemployed—twice that of their white counterparts—according to unpublished government statistics acquired by The Guardian. And there is reason to believe that the American figure is nearly equivalent.

See the full data here. —ARK

The Guardian:

The new figures, which do not include students, also reveal that the youth unemployment rate for black people has increased at almost twice the rate for white 16- to 24-year-olds since the start of the recession in 2008. Young black men are the worst affected of all, according to a gender breakdown contained within the data supplied by the Office for National Statistics.

Unemployment among young black men has doubled in three years, rising from 28.8% in 2008 to 55.9% in the last three months of 2011.

Read more

Banner, End of Story, Desktop
Banner, End of Story, Mobile

Watch a selection of Wibbitz videos based on Truthdig stories:

Get a book from one of our contributors in the Truthdig Bazaar.

Get truth delivered to
your inbox every day.

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Join the conversation

Load Comments

By jimmmmmy, March 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm Link to this comment

big b actually ron pleasured himself with a maggie statuette. the english were abusing their citizenry hundrds of years before the u.s. existed.ronny was already decrepid when elected so him advising maggie is very unlikely

Report this

By jimmmmmy, March 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm Link to this comment

not to worry they are privatizing the security forces in blighty may be they’ll hire a lot of these guys. remember the movie “a clockwork orange” alex’s friends were private police.

Report this

By Big B, March 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm Link to this comment

This is not a shock. The stats for young workers in america, especially blacks, are nearly as horrible.

The brits have made a conscious effort to emulate the US ever since Maggie Thatcher pleasured herself to a small Ronny Reagan statuette. And they sit there in the same doldrums that we have found ourselves. A lost generation, at a time when we deperately needed our youth to be great, they are floundering because we left them with a big shit sandwich of a future, and didn’t even have the goddamn common courtesy to cut off the crusts.

Report this

By bpawk, March 10, 2012 at 11:00 am Link to this comment

Looking at these figures, I wonder if black Americans and UK blacks would still consider Obama a helpful ‘brother’?

Report this
Right Top, Site wide - Care2
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide

Like Truthdig on Facebook