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The unemployment rate is up. And (what a surprise) women of color have been hit the hardest.
At least, that’s what numbers from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) say. On Friday, BLS released jobs data from June which showed a 0.2 percentage point increase in the unemployment rate (from 3.8 percent in May to 4.0 percent in June). Though the uptick was small, the unemployment rate has been steadily decreasing for months – until now.
Within that seemingly tiny 0.2 percentage point increase are thousands of women – in particular, Black women – who lost their jobs or could not find work during June. The unemployment rate for Black women grew from 4.7 percent in May to 5.5 percent in June (FYI – that’s a 17 percent increase over 30 days!) What’s more, the unemployment rate for all women rose by 6 percent from May to June, whereas the unemployment rate for white men grew by only 1 percent.
That 0.2 is starting to feel like a bigger problem now, huh?