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The American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau has become a primary federal source of demographics on the unemployed population by age, race, sex, education levels, and disabilities and offers a valuable tool for workforce planning. This report for the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board examines the employment of African American males in Milwaukee County and presents unemployment rates among African American males by geography and age. The ACS offers useful benchmark data on the African American male population, particularly when combined with institutional data sources, including the income maintenance files of FoodShare and BadgerCare Plus enrollees, the unemployment insurance claimant files, and the Job Service ASSET records.