Black unemployment is significantly higher than white unemployment regardless of educational attainment: Unemployment rates by race and education level

Black White 
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%

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

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