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Black women have returned as the nation’s strongest performing demographic group in official unemployment figures.

The release of today’s US Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals that black female unemployment declined for a consecutive month in June, falling 5 per cent from a rate 12.4 per cent in May to 11.8 per cent in June.

While a range of other factors indicate a decline in the pace of the country’s economic recovery efforts, a decrease in unemployment for a consecutive month comes as a boost to last month’s news that unemployment for black women had decreased substantially by 10 per cent.