Report: African-Americans losing jobs faster

A report released by the New York City comptroller's office Monday says African-Americans are losing their jobs four times faster than other ethnic groups.Economists say

MANHATTAN - A report released by the New York City comptroller's office Monday says African-Americans are losing their jobs four times faster than other ethnic groups.

Economists say the unemployment disparity could be caused by the dwindling job opportunities in the retail and manufacturing industries, which employ a large number of minority workers.

Comptroller William J. Thompson, who is the Democratic candidate for mayor, says Mayor Bloomberg has not done enough to replace lost jobs. Bloomberg says his office is working with community and religious groups to place thousands of workers, most of whom are African-American, in new positions.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The first Kick Your Game Sneaker Exposition kicked 1 Sneaker Expo kicks off at Brooklyn Stuy Dome
2 Word on the Street: Selfies
Tips to stay commited to your fitness resolution 3 Tips to stay committed to your fitness resolution
4 Brooklyn Sportscast, Jan. 16
Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity helped to build 5 Volunteers participate in MLK Day of Service

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE