NPR:World Ends, Minorities Hardest Hit
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November 19, 2009, 05:47 PM
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Usually the cliche is "Women and Minorities Hardest Hit" but this story is about African-American men, who are hard hit by a recession that`s crashed construction, among other things.But African-Americans are just a special case of American worker displacement, tracked by every month on`s American Worker Displacement Index.

And the cause of American Worker Displacement is immigration.

Black Males Hit Extra Hard By Unemployment

African-American Male Unemployment

The unemployment rate for all African-Americans is about 50 percent higher than the nation as a whole — and even higher for African-American males.
Chart: Unemployment Rate

November 19, 2009
The country`s spiraling unemployment rate is taking a particular toll on men as the recession continues to roil male-dominated industries, such as manufacturing and construction.

This "he-cession," as it`s sometimes called, has hit African-American men especially hard, increasing their unemployment rate to more than 17 percent last month.[MORE]