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Thu Mar 26, 2015, 07:49 AM

 

Wisconsin tops nation in black joblessness, study finds

http://www.jsonline.com/business/wisconsin-tops-nation-in-black-joblessness-study-finds-b99469404z1-297604661.html


Unemployment among African-Americans in Wisconsin last year was the highest of any of the 50 states, according to a study released Thursday by the center-left Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

At 19.9% or 1 in 5 working-age people the black unemployment rate in Wisconsin is nearly three times higher than the highest state white unemployment rate (7% in Nevada) and significantly higher than the national black unemployment rate of 11%, the think tank found.

Wisconsin's black unemployment rate is twice the overall national unemployment rate at the peak of the recession 9.9% in the fourth quarter of 2009.

The findings are consistent with more than a decade of statistics and studies that show that African-Americans in Wisconsin and its largest city, Milwaukee, often find themselves at the economic and social extremes compared with the rest of the nation. That has been the case with a broad range of social distress indicators, from infant mortality and poverty to high school dropouts and incarceration.




Squatty must be so proud!

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Thu Mar 26, 2015, 07:54 AM

1. And it's really worse because WI also is a leader in black incarceration

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Thu Mar 26, 2015, 07:58 AM

2. Mission Accomplished

Fuck Scotty. Probably had a Harold Brier poster on the wall when he was a kid.

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Thu Mar 26, 2015, 08:00 AM

3. And doesn't WI the highest--or is Milwaukee --incarceration rate in the US??

I think we do--can't remember for sure if WI or Milwaukee. Either way--given the state of low wages--no hope for high minimum under Walker--these groups will probably continue to languish.

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Thu Mar 26, 2015, 08:01 AM

4. i'm sure Walker will be looking to correct the social and political injutices...

that lead to figures like this.

He's probably on the phone with legislative leaders right now.

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Thu Mar 26, 2015, 08:22 AM

5. Walker has a bad record to run on

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