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Sep 6, 2021
As pandemic benefits end, unemployment for Black workers is on the rise
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Though the unemployment rate dipped in August, it rose for a single racial or ethnic group: Black workers. Job growth has been slow to rebound in industries like child care and leisure and hospitality — all of which are major employers of Black women. The employment rate for Black workers is trending in the wrong direction as the federal unemployment benefits that extended relief for millions of Americans expired on Monday. Later on in the show: rural vaccination rates are on the rise, what it means when Bansky takes a “spray-cation” and labor shortages hit school cafeterias.

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