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Unemployment fell for Black women in February as more joined the labor force

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Black women saw a decline in their unemployment rate in February, while Hispanic women experienced an increase, according to government data. The overall U.S. unemployment rate increased slightly from the previous month. However, the unemployment rate for Black women decreased from 4.8% to 4.4%. This positive trend could be attributed to job growth in industries like healthcare and government services, where many Black women are employed. On the other hand, the unemployment rate for Hispanic women rose from 4.3% to 5%. Overall, the labor market remains strong with a low unemployment rate.