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Britain's Young, Black, Jobless Males

Half of the U.K.’s black males aged 16 to 24 are unemployed — twice that of their white counterparts — according to unpublished government statistics acquired by The Guardian.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.

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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.

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