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Help Wanted: Black, Male...and Unemployed

Help Wanted: Black, Male...and Unemployed
According to a recent study by the Community Service Society, a non-profit organization serving the poor, the unemployment rate of black men is nearly 50%. This startling figure is taken from the employment-population ratio, which takes all unemployed adults as a fraction of the entire population. The more traditional measure of unemployment looks at only those actively seeking employment.

Rafael Pi Roman sat down with David Jones, president of the Community Service Society to find out more about the report and to discuss methods for alleviating the problem.

Click here to read the CSS report "A Crisis of Black Male Employment" online. (Requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader).

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