Black Unemployment Update: Lee Wants to Extend Benefits




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Black Unemployment Update: Lee Wants
to Extend Benefits

By Robert “Rob”
Redding Jr.

Editor
Publisher

ATLANTA, Feb. 6

,
2011, 10 a.m.

Rep. Barbara Lee is calling for Congress to fund relief
for the long-term unemployed, in reaction to last week’s unemployment
numbers.

The California Democrat issued this call after
the jobs report showed that the nation’s unemployment rate
dropped to 9 percent in January, down from 9.4 percent the month
before. There are nearly 14 million unemployed.

What’s more, the department’s
report indicates black unemployment is at 15.7 percent. The rate is down
from 15.8 percent last month and 16 percent in November. The highest
rate, since President Obama took office, was 16.3 percent in August.
 

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