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(Politics 365) – The U.S. Labor Department reported on Friday that unemployment for African Americans increased to 16.3% in August 2010 from 15.6% in July 2010. The percentage point increase was greater than it was for Whites and Hispanics. Overall unemployment climbed to 9.6% for the month of August from the July unemployment rate of 9.5%. The unemployment rate is defined as that portion of the labor force that is unemployed and actively seeking work. The labor force is comprised of all people over the age of 16 that are either working for pay or actively seeking work for pay.