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The jobs recovery surged forward in June, but not for Black Americans

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The pace of the nation’s economic is continuing to gain momentum. On Friday, the latest jobs report showed the US regained 850,000 jobs in June, a sharp increase from the previous month and significantly above economists’ expectations.

But the accelerating recovery obscures a troubling sign: the stubbornly high Black unemployment rate. It stood at 9.2%, slightly higher from May. It’s nearly double the jobless level for whites.

Dr. William Spriggs, an economics professor at Howard University, wrote on Twitter that details ⇒

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