June 18, 2004

Pay no attention to the all the people finding jobs...

That loud banging noise you're hearing right now is me smacking my head repeatedly against the wall. Read this, and you, too can join me in smacking your head...

The economic expansion has not been equal. Minorities lag behind whites in employment and earnings more than two years after the 2001 recession officially ended.

African-Americans in particular have taken a big hit: suffering higher and longer unemployment than whites and dropping out of the labor force more rapidly. Black teen unemployment rose to 32.5% in May. Even in such areas as Washington, D.C., where unemployment is low and construction is surging, willing workers far exceed steady jobs.

Just damn.

Posted by mhking at June 18, 2004 11:35 AM

Teen unemployment? They're actually quoting teen unemployment?

Damnit King, you owe me a new bias detector. My old one just exploded from overload.

Posted by: Beck at June 18, 2004 11:44 AM

Gotta disagree with you here, Mike. There are people finding jobs, but they aren't black people. Our unemployment rate went UP last month. That rate has gotta come down if President Bush has a shot at getting 15%+ of the black vote and put a dagger into liberalism.

Posted by: molotov at June 18, 2004 09:20 PM
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