Reality Returns: Huge Black Job Gains Disappear in February Report

By Kai Wright Mar 09, 2012

The sudden, sharp drop in black unemployment that set economists buzzing in January appears to have in fact been so much statistical noise. The [February 2012 job numbers]( are out and black unemployment went right back up, to 14.1 percent (roughly double that of white unemployment, a disparity that has held for decades).