State of Black America: Have We Overcome?

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  • Social Justice: 57.1 Percent
  • Civic Engagement: 99.9 Percent
  • Where the Jobs Are and Aren't
  • Blacks in the Cities
  • Unfinished Business
  • In With the New
  • Developing Talent
  • Race Still Matters
  • The New Math
  • Where We Are
  • What Is an Equality Index?
  • The More Things Change
  • The More They Stay the Same
  • Economics: 71.7 percent
  • Health: 56.3 percent
  • Education: 79.7 percent

Where the Jobs Are and Aren't

The average gap in Black-white unemployment rates is highest in the Midwest, where the rate for African-Americans is 2.6 times higher. The lowest average gap is in the Northeast, where the African-American unemployment rate is two times higher.


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