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More ethnic minorities losing jobs

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2010 | 9:18 AM

Britain\'s Equality and Human Rights Commission is reporting that people from ethnic minorities have seen marked increase unemployment since the start of the recession in 2008.

According to the commission, its research shows that members of the UK\'s Caribbean and African communities have seen jobless rates increase from just over 13 percent to 20.1 percent.

However, it says since the recession, white unemployment increased from 4.8 percent to 7.6 percent.

The study also indicated that the trend has become more defined in the last six months.

Commission Chairman, Trevor Phillips said the data for the last six months suggest a significant deterioration in employment for those from ethnic minority groups.