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.
07 Oct 2011
- From the section US & Canada