While Black women’s unemployment rate fell in November, it remains high for Black women. However, labor market recovery has not been complete from levels pre-pandemic.

Although the headline figure for job growth came in lower than expected in NovemberThe Labor Department reports that the overall unemployment rate among U.S. workers fell from 4.6% to 4.2% in October, down from 5.6% last month.

Even more improvement was seen for Black women in terms of their employment prospects. The unemployment rate for Black women fell from 7% to 5% in November — the largest drop when compared with other race and gender groups in the jobs report.

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