When you are black, you’re at risk of losing your job and being out of a job altogether.
According to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, black unemployment rates are up about 4.3 percent from 2015, with black men having the highest unemployment rate at 12.7 percent.
That’s nearly three times higher than for white men.
It’s also true for the state of Colorado, which has the highest black unemployment rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to the BLS.
Thats up from 9.9 percent in 2016.
Colorado’s unemployment rate was 12.3 in November 2016, according the BIS, and 12.4 in September 2017.
In the last year, unemployment rates have decreased for black men by about 1.2 percentage points, according data from the Census Bureau.
The numbers are alarming for the millions of black Americans who have no work.
They face the same economic challenges as anyone else in the country, said Rachel Brown, director of policy and advocacy at the National Action Network.
The number of black adults who are underemployed has increased from 10.4 percent in 2015 to 11.9.
Black women are also more likely to be underemic than their white counterparts.
“We have a lot of women of color who have been in the labor force for years who are just not being counted,” Brown said.
“We’re missing out on jobs and opportunities.
We’re not receiving the wages we should be getting for the jobs we’re doing.”
The problem isn’t limited to black communities.
In fact, the BSS data indicates that white men have the highest underemia rates of any group of people in the United States, with blacks reporting rates of 8.6 percent.
For black men, there are many barriers to getting a job.
According the Bureau of Labor, white men with a bachelor’s degree or higher are more likely than their black counterparts to have an education beyond high school.
Those with a high school diploma are even more likely, at 16.9 percentage points.
Black men without a high-school education are even less likely to have a high education degree than black men with more than a high college degree, at 7.7 percentage points compared to 11 percent for black women.
Additionally, while many black men without high school degrees work, they are less likely than white men to have jobs that require a high level of education, at 8.4 percentage points for black males and 9.7 for white males.
The statistics also indicate that while there are black men in the workforce, they do not always receive the same benefits as their white peers.
For example, white women who have children are less than half as likely as black women to have employer-sponsored paid family leave.
And while white men are more than four times as likely to receive benefits for medical care than black women, they’re less than a third as likely for paid sick leave.
There are also barriers to obtaining the jobs that are needed to pay for the necessities of life.
According Brown, there is also a stigma attached to the black job market, and black Americans are often not given the opportunity to prove themselves in the job market.
“There’s a lot that happens behind closed doors, when you’re not out in the open,” Brown told News24.
“It’s a little bit like when you get the letter from your doctor, but you don’t get the benefit because it’s not on your record.”