African-American Unemployment up 12.5% since Obama took office

One of the rather desperate arguments of some supporters of the president is that no African-American should even consider voting against him. I can understand the appeal to ethnic pride, but facts are stubborn things. Such as…

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, African-American unemployment was 12.7% in January of 2009 – and it is 14.3% now – an increase of 1.6 percentage points, or 12.5%.

I’d say that’s reason enough.

Cross-posted to Virginia Virtucon

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3 Responses to African-American Unemployment up 12.5% since Obama took office

  1. I can assure you sir that African-American unemployment was headed skywards before Obama took office.

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