Black people more likely to be unemployed in UK than in US, research reveals

Black people were more likely to be unemployed in the UK during the last three recessions then in the US, research carried out by Manchester University reveals. They conclude that successive UK governments have failed to protect minority ethnic groups. Although black people are disproportionately unemployed in the US, the US government have recognised this entrenched discrimination and intervened to make things more equal.

Unemployment for black men in the UK during the early 1980s recession stood at 29%, 36% during the recession in the early 1990s, and 22% in 2011, compared to US figures at 22%, 17% and 22%. For black women, there is more of a significant difference between the USand UK. Figures stood at 25%, 17% and 20% respectively compared to US figures of 20%, 12% and 13%.

Read more on the Guardian website.