Young Black workers face far higher unemployment rates than other groups: Unemployment rate, by age groups and race/ethnicity, average for May 2021–April 2022

Young adults, 16–24 Adults, 25+
White 7.2% 3.3%
Black 14.6% 6.7%
Hispanic 9.7% 5.1%
AAPI 9.3% 4.0%

Note: AAPI refers to Asian American and Pacific Islander. Race/ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., white non-Hispanic, Black non-Hispanic, AAPI non-Hispanic, and Hispanic any race). 

Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts,

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