That being said, the recession's aftermath is absolutely hurting some groups greater than others:
- Among teenagers, unemployment is 23.1%.
- Among blacks, unemployment is at 15.8% and 11% among Hispanics. Whites are facing unemployment of 7.5%, while Asians are at 6.8%. This month saw little change.
- 42.5% of the unemployed had been so for more than 27 weeks. This month saw little change.
The numbers this month were positive, but stubborn challenges remains.