Democrats Are Doing Great For Black Americans! Black Teen Unemployment Rate 41.6%

from Breitbart – by Mike Flynn –

Friday’s jobs report was disappointing, but it also contained a truly heartbreaking statistic. Black teen unemployment is a shocking 41.6%. In July last year, the unemployment was considerably lower, at 36%. That almost half of black teens who want to work can’t find jobs is a stain on Obama’s economic policies.

This isn’t a numbers trick. This isn’t a rate based on the whole black teen population in the country. This is the proportion of the black teen population that is looking for work but can’t find a job. Just in March, the number was eight points lower at 33%. The white teen unemployment rate is half the black rate, although still high at 20%.

The heartbreaking thing is that these teens haven’t given up hope and left the job market, something that has artificially lowered the overall unemployment rate. The unemployment rate is based on those who want a job and are trying to find one.

In recent months, President Obama and national Democrats have increased calls to raise the minimum wage or impose “living wages” on certain companies in urban areas. Minimum wage jobs, however, are often “first jobs,” providing that critical first rung on the jobs’ ladder. Indeed, more than two-thirds of minimum wage employees receive a raise within the first year on the job.

You can’t get a raise, however, without first having a job. Our economic policies are abandoning a generation and threatening to create a permanent underclass. It is shameful.

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8 years ago

Yet they keep right on voting for them because they give them freebies. They need to know that they are only after their votes. The Democrats are the ones to blame for their living situations. Yet that is what keeps the Democrats in power. Keep them down and voting for them with the promise of gifts. Figure it people.

8 years ago

The Democrat Party preaches, for lack of a better term, victimhood. It is appealing to many young people in the black community to buy into the notion that the reason unemployment, crime, and poverty are so high is due to them being victims of discrimination, racism or whatever you want to call it. The Democrats position the argument as there being some force, outside the control of those in the black community themselves, that continues to hold them down from achieving the economic success of not only whites, but Asians and other recent legal immigrants to the country. It’s a sort of “feel good” message put forth by the Democrats, that the reason for all the problems rest with someone else, to retain the status quo and thus a lock on the black vote. The Democrats have done more in the last 60 years to destroy the fabric of the black family, which is at the root cause of many of the black community’s problems, than anyone else. This has helped re-enforce the Democrat ideology promoting a culture of total governmental dependence, which destroys personal initiative and self worth.

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