While unemployment skyrocketed for Black and white workers in the COVID-19 labor market, the unemployment rate is higher for Black workers: Unemployment rates by race, and by race and gender, February–April 2020

February March April
All white workers 3.1%  4.0% 14.2% 
All Black workers 5.8% 6.7% 16.7% 
White men 3.2% 4.0% 12.8% 
White women 3.0% 3.9% 15.8% 
Black men 6.4% 7.6% 16.4% 
Black women 5.3% 5.9% 16.9% 

Note: White refers to non-Hispanic whites, Black refers to Blacks alone.

Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey public data.

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