HomeEconomicsUnemployment Rates: Then and NowUnemployment Rates: Then and Now Kim Priestap March 11, 2006 Economics 9 CommentsJayson at PoliPundit posted the unemployment rates from February 1998 and February 2006:February 19983.9 – Whites. 9.7 – Blacks. 6.8 – Latinos. On the other hand:February 20064.1 – Whites. 9.3 – Blacks. 5.5 – Latinos.Interesting. Church and State, and "suffer the little children" Carnival of the Trackbacks LIV Related PostsThe Left's Holiday from SaneWill Obama Regulate Executive Pay?Bob Herbert, Race Baiting And The 2010 MidtermsAbout The Author Kim PriestapWife. Mom. First and Second Amendment enthusiast. Gun owner. I train often. ***** He can't even run his own life, I'll be damned if he'll run mine.9 Comments toby928 March 11, 2006 Hooverville here we come!Tob peacemoonbeam March 11, 2006 Now thats what I call progress! ConanTheRepublican March 11, 2006 Of course the unemployment rate for blacks is down, Bush’s caused millions of blacks to die in New Orleans when he ordered the destruction of the levees. epador March 11, 2006 And hired numbers of illegal Latinos to rebuild it… [PLEASE FILE UNDER SATIRE] Synova March 11, 2006 Dang. I was going to say something clever about how Bush has ruined everything but it is just too lame to even try after Conan and epador. I am defeated before I even begin. ryan a March 12, 2006 i love the incredibly informative categories. black. white. latino. very descriptive and helpful. polls are funny. Darby March 12, 2006 “i love the incredibly informative categories. black. white. latino. very descriptive and helpful. polls are funny.” -ryanYeah, funny… Did you take the time to look at the report itself?I think Kim did a great job going through the report, found the important stuff and pulled out the highlights. I mean heaven forbid you actually go look at the break down the actual report makes. But hey, maybe you’re just trying to intentionally be a jackass. Darby March 12, 2006 Upon further review of the play, the ruling on the field is partially over-turned. Kim didn’t go through it, someone else did. That small factoid doesn’t change the fact you are still acting like a jackass. Dwayne "the canoe guy" March 13, 2006 I was once told that any unemployment figures uder 5% didn’t mean anything. At any given time, unemployment should always be 5% due to people moving around in the workplace.I love hearing people whine about the unemployment rate. I came through the 70’s in the Chicago area where the rate was around 19%. Try getting a job THEN.