According to the Economic Policy Institute,  unemployment among African Americans in Georgia is at 5.7 percent.  Hispanic and white unemployment rates are below 3 percent.
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According to the Economic Policy Institute, unemployment among African Americans in Georgia is at 5.7 percent. Hispanic and white unemployment rates are below 3 percent.

The U.S. economy is being celebrated as healthy, with many people working.

 

State economists say Georgia continues to show consistent year-over-year revenue growth, an indicator of a good economy.

 

And according to the Georgia Department of Labor, 2,600 jobs were created in May with unemployment hovering around 3.9%.   

 

But things aren’t as positive for black workers. 

According to the Economic Policy Institute,  unemployment among African Americans in Georgia is at 5.7%.  Hispanic and white unemployment rates are below 3%.  

 

Andre Perry of the Brookings Institution, author of the book “Know your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Prosperity in America’s Black Cities,” breaks down the numbers with GPB’s Leah Fleming.