Job seekers line up to meet with a recruiter during a job fair at the Alameda County Office of Education on April 24, 2013, in Hayward, Calif. Six years later, U.S. unemployment numbers are at their lowest levels in five decades, but black unemployment remains almost 90 percent higher than that of almost every other group in the nation.

Headlines have been heralding the nation’s having the lowest unemployment rate in almost 50 years, but the jobless rate for black people is almost 90 percent higher than the national rate and higher than every other racial demographic in the nation.

The nation’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent in April, the lowest level since December 1969. But for black folks, the jobless rate was 6.7 percent, 86 percent higher.