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Economic recovery in the U.S. remains unequal for Black employees.

Nov 02 2021

Economic recovery in the U.S. remains unequal for Black employees. YPulse What’s Next For Work trend research found that 21% of 13-39-year-old Black consumers say they are unemployed, but actively looking for work—and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, among the millions of unemployed Americans who sought jobs in August, prospects were particularly bleak for Black workers, who were the only racial or ethnic group whose unemployment rate increased overall. Around 9% of Black men and 8% of Black women were out of work that month—an increase of about half a percentage point from July for both groups. In comparison, the outlook was better for White men and women, who had the lowest unemployment rate of 4.5%. When labor markets go through “rough patches,” Black workers are more likely to be the first ones to lose their jobs regardless of work experience and skill level. Being “overrepresented” in essential jobs related to home health aide jobs, also contribute to Black employees’ vulnerability—and women of color are “often likely” to have low-wage jobs like home care work, which offers critical service but is lacking in protections like paid sick leave and set schedules. According to economists, discrimination against Black workers is “happening on multiple fronts,” and they’re facing worse opportunities because of structural racism combined with the unique factors related to the pandemic that already has been disproportionately putting them at risk in response to the public health crisis and the economy. (NBC News)