Bernie Sanders claims that African-American youth unemployment rate is 51% and that the unemployment rate among Hispanic youth is 31%.
This is not true.
Here are the current (September 2015) unemployment rates for young African-Americans:
- 16-19 year olds: 31.5%
- 20-24 year olds: 16.2%
- 16-24 year olds as a group: 19.7%
Here are the current (September 2015) unemployment rates for young Hispanics:
- 16-19 year olds: 18.6%
- 20-24 year olds: 8.2%
- 16-24 year olds as a group: 10.4%
We also have to understand that, among 2.5 million black kids 16-19 years of age, only 126,000 or about 5% are actually looking for full-time work. 80% of black kids, 16 to 19 years of age, are in school. Less than 1% of the 80% of kids who are in school are looking for full-time jobs.
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