Minnesota's racial disparity in unemployment is the nation's largest

Unemployment among Minnesota's African-Americans is at about 20 percent, which nearly triples the seven percent rate among white residents.
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Unemployment among Minnesota's African-Americans is at about 20 percent, which nearly triples the seven percent rate among white residents.

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