Black unemployment is significantly higher than white unemployment regardless of educational attainment: Unemployment rates by race and education level
|No high school diploma||16.6%||6.9%|
|High school diploma||9.6%||4.6%|
|Some college experience||7.4%||4.0%|
|Bachelor’s degree and higher||4.1%||2.4%||5.3%|
View the underlying data on epi.org.
Notes: The 12-month averages include data for December 2014 through November 2015 and is calculated for people ages 25 or older.
Source: Author’s calculations based on monthly Current Population Survey data