Black Youth Unemployment Rate Jumps To 40.5 Percent In April 2013

Where's the Change?

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The official “seasonally adjusted” jobless rate for Black youths between 16 and 19 years-of-age jumped from 33.8 to 40.5 percent between March and April 2013; while the official jobless rate for all Black workers (youth, female and male) in the United States was still 13.2 percent in April 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data.

http://wherechangeobama.blogspot.com/2013/05/black-youth-unemployment-rate-jumps-to.html

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'This is especially worrying considering how teenage work leads into adult work. Without a solid resume that suggests responsibility and effort, teenagers on their way to becoming adults in the real world will potentially find it difficult to get gainful employment. That then creates a cycle of joblessness and poverty that keeps African-Americans in the lower class. We have to remember that setting up our children for failure only prepares them to be failed adults, too.'

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  1. Hugh_Pizmehoff

    It will be amazing if the U.S. can tolerate another 3 years of Obama . . . what about all the jackasses who supported him in the first term, they are looking even more idiotic now!

    August 16, 2013
    1. Brn2bfree

      Do you think that the black population will ever get it? … After all, 93% of them voted for Obama.

      August 16, 2013
      1. Hugh_Pizmehoff

        Probably not before the fall of the United States . . .

        August 16, 2013
      2. Hugh_Pizmehoff

        Probably not before the fall of the United States . . .

        August 16, 2013
  2. livelonger

    What the US really needs is a conservative President, who will make sure there are no public services, no help to the poor at all. That will show the liberals what destruction a President can really do.

    August 16, 2013
  3. fracturedsoul

    Certainly, a cause for concern when the inclination isn’t seeded specifically within from that age bracket to contribute to society via engaging with employment opportunities. However, i do believe that blacks face significant barriers when seeking meaningful employment, which are often overlooked as contributing factors. Generational cycles can be broken, but the parents of youth need to guide their children to ensure they’re achieving academically, to enable them to gain employment. It can’t solely be the responsibility of a government that provides programs & services to assist this cohort already.

    August 16, 2013
    1. livelonger

      The recent suggested program to provide vouchers to help people move from blighted cities with low employment to better areas could be a help. It still brings to question why a black moving in is more likely not to get the job than the white,
      ""The official “seasonally adjusted” jobless rate for Black youths between 16 and 19 years-of-age jumped from 33.8 to 40.5 percent between March and April 2013; while the official jobless rate for all Black workers (youth, female and male) in the United States was still 13.2 percent in April 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data.

      The official “seasonally adjusted” jobless rate for white youths between 16 and 19 years-of-age was still 21.8 percent in April 2013;"

      August 16, 2013
    2. Brn2bfree

      @fracturedsoul,
      Very well put. As parents, we need to provide a good launching pad and help our children find their nitch (a career) in society. The Democrat liberals always say ..:you can’t do it on your own.. The Republicans want you on your own’. For the welfare mom, the government becomes the daddy.

      August 16, 2013
      1. fracturedsoul

        Yes. I agree. Um. Parents need to ensure their children are provided with a solid foundation in their lives, by accessing the most appropriate resources academically to ensure they grow into decent members of society, and are able to work accordingly to fit into mainstream society. Gaining independance, off the system; government support, can change the lives of many within a family as it has a ripple effect, sometimes.

        August 22, 2013
        1. Brn2bfree

          I’m glad you’re posting here. You’re like a breath of fresh air. These liberals are in such denial here. Entitlement behavior is making people less hungry to look for work. Like they say… Once you sit in that wheel chair .. you can’t get back up. … atrophy sets in.
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          In the State Parks.. they have signs like ’Don’t feed the animals … they become dependent and they forget how to hunt’. We need to apply that to the humans. Don’t get me wrong. I want to help the truly in need..

          August 22, 2013
  4. livelonger

    Here are the suggestions that Brn2bfree is making to increase employment for everyone, including blacks, in the US. …
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    wait for it …
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    August 16, 2013
    1. Brn2bfree

      Blacks have the same opportunity to succeed in our society as any other race. Yes, like fraturedsoul said, blacks face significant barriers but they can be overcome… There are many people who have disabilities who overcome great odds and become successful.
      It’s human nature to take the path of least resistance… give a person the opportunity to be lazy, they will. Every race, white, black, brown and yellow have their personal problems and handicaps. I respect people that don’t jump to this ‘woe is me’ attitude.

      August 16, 2013
  5. fracturedsoul

    I truly wonder what gives you the authority to cast such judgment? Perhaps, it’s a clearer depiction of ones low intelligence.

    August 16, 2013
    1. fracturedsoul

      i don’t shoot others down to enable me as a person. i only comment on the facts, exactly as they’re presented.

      August 16, 2013
      1. livelonger

        Please do make some comments that will improve black employment.
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        Wait for it.
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        August 16, 2013
  6. 29A

    How about this source, which says the same thing?
    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t02.htm

    August 16, 2013
    1. jillsthoughts

      Thanks for the link. There is a huge problem with the fact that 16-19 year old black youth are not working (40% trend). Compare that to white youth (20% trend). I tried to find trend data over the years. Interestingly, last year’s data from the same source was youth 16-24 years of age compared to 16-19 years of age. I found an interesting chart, but lost my link for how to embed it here. Gonna try, but I will also include the link to the page…
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      http://www.dol.gov/_sec/media/reports/blacklaborforce/

      August 19, 2013
      1. jillsthoughts

        Yay, it worked!

        August 19, 2013
  7. Brn2bfree

    Obama had both houses the first two years.. He got what he wanted.. he doesn’t care about the constitution nor the Congress. So what the phuck are you talking about Mr. Skittles. Don’t be a dumb ass… it’s too obvious.
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    Also…… No one want’s to go against Obama because they will be considered racist.

    August 16, 2013