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The US Labor Department found weekly earnings rose by nearly ten percent for full-time Black workers in the third quarter of this year--the fastest rate of growth since 2000.

<strong>Joblessness</strong> for 16-to-24-year-old <strong>black men</strong> has reached <strong>Great Depression</strong> proportions -- 34.5 percent in October, more than three times the rate for the general U.S. population.<!--more-->