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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Bernie Sanders: 51% of Black Youth Are Unemployed?


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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