Thursday, November 26, 2009

Young Blacks hit hardest by the Recession

The current job market has been hard for people across the board. But the Washington post has an article up showing that African-Americans from the ages 16-24 are being hit the hardest by this recession.

Their unemployment is at 30.5% well above the 19.1% for people in that age group all together, as well as the unemployment rate for African-American of every age (15.7) and the nation the nation as a whole (10.2)

The article focus on a few you people looking for work and bring some of the reason why they are being hit the hardest. Mainly a lot of jobs that target younger people are being filled by older workers as well as being cut, which effects all young people and the fact that they may face the extra challenges such as discrimination and not having the right connections.