“Baffling”: 27% of Young Black Women Were Unemployed in August

Unemployment rates for Black women between the ages of 20 and 24 rose to 26.8 percent in August—up from 25.4 percent in July.

“It’s just bananas,” says Jasmine Tucker, director of research for the National Women’s Law Center. “Other than racism and sexism, I really don’t get it.”