Black unemployment hits a new record low
The unemployment rate for black workers hit new record lows in May, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.This is happening while government employment is down. Democrats may have a difficult time keeping black and Hispanic voters with this decrease in government dependency.
Black unemployment fell sharply to 5.9 percent, beating out the 6.6 percent record low that was set a month earlier.
The unemployment rate for Hispanic workers hit a record low in April, at 4.8 percent, but it rose slightly to 4.9 percent in May.
The total unemployment rate for white workers dropped from 3.6 percent to 3.5 percent.