THE UNITED STATES UNEMPLOYMENT RATE EASED TO 13.3% from 14.7% IN MAY

The United States unemployment rate eased to 13.3% from 14.7% in May - as the impacts of the coronavirus began to ease - despite more than 42 million people becoming newly unemployed in just the last 11 weeks. That's the surprising news as the Labour Department released its monthly jobs report with analysts forecasting a rate closer to 20% unemployment. Despite the positive sentiment, data shows that African Americans who are being disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic while further roiled by police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death, are also the worst affected demographic when it comes to layoffs. Sherwin Bryce Pease reports