Not Everyone’s Gotten in on NYC’s Jobs Recovery

HAUPPAUGE, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: A job fair sign is viewed at a Job Fair at the Suffolk County One Stop Employment Center on September 8, 2011 in Hauppauge, New York. U.S. President Barack Obama will address Congress and the nation tonight on his plan for job growth in America. With unemployment still above 9 percent across the nation, job growth has become the center piece to the administration.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2011 Getty Images

Specifically, African-Americans: More than half of black New Yorkers had no job this year, and they spend longer than other races out of work, according to troubling new data from the Labor Department. That's not the case elsewhere in the country: Nationally, a million more African-Americans were employed this May than were last May.