Black workers are far more likely to be unemployed than white workers at every level of education: Unemployment rates by race and education, 2019

Black White
Overall 6.1% 3.0%
Less than high school 14.7% 8.3%
High school 8.3% 3.9%
Some college 4.9% 2.9%
Bachelor’s degree 3.4% 2.2%
Advanced degree 2.3% 1.7%

Notes: White refers to non-Hispanic whites, Black refers to Blacks alone. Educational categories are mutually exclusive and represent the highest education level attained for all individuals ages 16 and older.

Source: Economic Policy Institute, State of Working America Data Library, [Unemployment by race and education], 2019.

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