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(Afro) — Joblessness among African Americans constitutes the largest population of individuals out of work. And, in the nation’s capital where finding jobs might become easier, the unemployment rate still hovers at just 10 percent.

For instance, in January the local rate had swelled to more than 12 percent, with just 16 states and the District having experienced higher jobless rates than the national average. At the same time, employment increased in 11 states and the District, and by March at 11.6 percent, the local numbers had begun to decline.

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