Unemployment among Asian workers, Black men rises in November


Commuters arrive at the Oculus Center in Manhattan, New York City, on Nov. 17, 2022.

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The labor market deteriorated for both Asian and Black workers in November, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The overall unemployment rate declined 0.2% to 3.7% last month, against a forecast that it would hold steady at 3.9%. Overall, the labor force participation rate ticked up to 62.8% alongside a surge of 532,000 workers into the labor force.

For white Americans, the jobless rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 3.3%. Hispanic Americans also saw their unemployment rate slip 0.2 percentage points to 4.6%.

On the other hand, Asian Americans saw a…


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