Unemployment for young black grads is still worse than it was for young white grads in the recession's aftermath: Current unemployment rate and post-recession peak unemployment rate by race and educational attainment

Peak  Current
White high school 25.90% 14.60%
Black high school 42.00% 28.40%
White college 9.00% 4.70%
Black college 20.70% 9.40%


Peak data for white high school grads reflects 12-month moving average ending in June 2010; for black high school grads, ending in January 2011; for black college grads, ending in August 2011; and for white college grads, ending in September 2011.

Source: EPI analysis of basic monthly Current Population Survey microdata

View the underlying data on epi.org.