African-American female job seekers (file map)
Overseas Network, June 8 According to a report by NBC on June 6, the unemployment rate of African-Americans in the United States increased by nearly 1% from April to May, and African-American women were particularly affected. People are worried about promoting racial equality in the American labor market. efforts have reversed.
According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, from April to May 2023, the African-American unemployment rate will rise from 4.7% to 5.6%. Nick Bunker, director of economic research at the U.S. employment research institute “Really Hiring Lab” (Indeed Hiring Lab), said, “(Recently) the number of unemployed people has increased, and nearly half of them are African Americans. This may be due to some factors in the statistics. disruption, but may also indicate that rising unemployment hits African-American workers disproportionately.”
The data also showed that the unemployment rate for African-American women rose to 5.3 percent in May from 4.4 percent in April. Analysts believe that the rising unemployment rate of African-Americans has a greater impact on African-American women, because in the past few years, most of the new jobs in the United States have been concentrated in industries such as transportation and warehousing where male practitioners are dominant. In addition, rising unemployment could pose additional economic challenges to African-American households, since a lower percentage of African-American households hold savings or have multiple sources of income. (Shang Ruiwen, Liu Qiang, an intern at Haiwai.com)
Editor: Zheng Jianlong