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The plight of Chicago's unemployed black Americans

The US economy created 100,000 jobs in September, better than expected but not enough to change the unemployment rate of 9.1%.

Some are suffering more than others, with black unemployment at 16%, twice the rate for white people.

The BBC's North America Editor Mark Mardell has been to President Obama's own home town, Chicago, to look at the problem.

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