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Chart: Black Americans have faced pandemic-level unemployment for a decade

22 Jul 2020

Unemployment rates reveal a lot more than job loss—they show the economic effects of racism.

In March, the New York Times gave up its most valuable real estate—the right-hand column—for a bar chart that showed the staggering and unprecedented 3.3 million unemployment claims brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. That number only increased, and by April, unemployment in the United States was at a record 14.7%.


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