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40,000 African Americans left Chicago last year; no jobs a big factor

By Mike Flannery,

The mass exodus of African Americans out of Chicago increased last year. The U.S. Census Bureau says 40,000 black residents left town.

Every other group grew in size, especially Latinos.

One big factor: the high unemployment rate among African Americans. A new program hopes to help change that.

After months of hands-on training and classroom instruction, Wesley Mack will soon begin an internship as a robotics technician.


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