The economic slowdown hit Black America hard compared to white Americans. When it comes to the job market and recovering from the pandemic, the Black unemployment rate is 5.9%–the same level it was before the pandemic, illustrating a much quicker recovery than during the 2008 Recession.
Black women, however, were hit hardest in the workforce during the pandemic, with an unemployment rate of 16.6%. Today, that rate has plunged to 5%. For white women, the current unemployment rate is 2.8%.
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