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Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Chart: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

Other interesting facts:

  • Overall, there are more working men than women, with the exception of African-Americans. There are more working black women than black men.
  • The highest paying occupations are in the management, professional and related category, according to BLS, and half of working, Asian men worked in this field in 2012. 35% of white men, 24% of black men and 17% of Hispanic men had jobs in that category.
  • Black and Hispanic women were least likely to have jobs in the management, professional and related category. Only 34% of employed Black women and 26% of Hispanics held these jobs in 2012.
  • In 2016, African Americans have had the highest rate of unemployment (8.4%), according to BLS data, while Asians had the lowest rate of unemployment (3.6%).

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Trump to move fast to replace Ginsburg

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President Trump will move within days to nominate his third Supreme Court justice in just three-plus short years — and shape the court for literally decades to come, top Republican sources tell Axios.

Driving the news: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are ready to move to confirm Trump's nominee before Election Day, just 46 days away, setting up one of the most consequential periods of our lifetimes, the sources say.

What they're saying: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a "tireless and resolute champion of justice"

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Democratic and Republican lawmakers along with other leading figures paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday night at age 87.

What they're saying: “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87, the Supreme Court announced Friday evening.

Why it matters: Ginsburg had suffered from serious health issues over the past few years. Her death sets up a fight over filling a Supreme Court seat with less than 50 days until the election.