March 2011 Unemployment by Race
The new March 2011 unemployment numbers are out…and once again the media is hailing a “better than expected ” report.
But a quick look behind the numbers shows that stark inequities remain by race. (For white, black, and Asian data from Bureau of Labor Statistics, click here. For data on Latino households, click here.)
(Note that BLS only supplies data on Asia households not seasonally adjusted)
Thanks to the inimitable Joan Walsh for pointing out that Latino unemployment rate fell this month, while the black unemployment rate rose slightly.
That got me thinking: what do the racial-recovery trends look like since the economy began showing signs of life back in the fall? Well, it looks pretty interesting. What do you make of these recovery numbers?