Race: Employment, Work & Labor
Race: Hiring Discrimination
Race: Employment & Labor Force Participation
Unemployment rates of workers ages 16 and older, by race and ethnicity, January 2020-June 2021 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey
The full disparity is worse because the race of many UI recipients is not available. Source: U.S. Department of Labor
44% of whites and 82% of blacks say blacks are treated less fairly than whites in hiring, pay, and promotions. Source: Pew Research Center
Black unemployment is significantly higher than white unemployment even when taking educational attainment into account, 2015. Source: EPI based on monthly Current Population Survey data. The 12-month averages include data for December 2014 through November 2015 and is calculated for people age 25 or older.
English Sign: "Part time hostess needed. Please walk in for interview." Spanish translation: "Parte anfitriona tiempo necesario. Por favor entrar a una entrevista." ---------------------------- Spanish Sign (misspelled): "Se nesecita dos parsonas para laver platos" "Two people needed to wash dishes."
"Do white people ever think 'I hope these people racist" before interviewing for a job?' I have. Before every interview I've ever had." ~ Larry Beyince
Percent of African-American saying they have ever personally experienced racial discrimination...When "applying for jobs" (56%). Source: NPR / Robert Wood Johnson Foundation / Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2017.
White Workers Are More Consistently Employed. Employment rate for 25- to 54-year-olds without a college degree, by race/ethnicity and American Community Survey public use microdatsaa area, 2012-16 Source: FiveThirtyEight / U.S. Census Bureau
Employment - Approximately 18 million African Amercans/Blacks are in the labor force, either working or actively seeking employment. 2.8 million are between the ages of 16 and 24, and 2.8 million are 55 years or older. than the national average of 6.2%. Source: The Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (crge.umd.edu)
Labor Characteristics of Asian Americans Source: Mary Dorinda Allard, "Asians in the U.S. labor force: profile of a diverse population," Monthly Labor Review, 2011 / Urban Institute
Average Monthly Rate from January 2000 to December 2016 Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Haver Analytics
Unemployment Rates by Race and Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity, 1973-2012 Annual Averages Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Unemployment Rate of Workers Age 16 and Older by Race and Ethnicity, 1973-2016 Source: Economic Policy Institute
Unemployment Rate by Race and Ethnicity: 1970-2010 (Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality)
Racial Disparity in Unemployment Rates by State, 2014. - Source: Mic / Economic Policy Institute
Follow this link to find a short video and analysis that examines racial discrimination in the labor market: Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics / Thinkprogress
Why Do Asian Americans Have the Worst Long-Term Unemployment? There are 3 possible explanations. First, about a third of all Asian Americans live in California, which has disproportionately high joblessness, both short term & long-term. Second, there's immigrant bias: Perhaps employers prefer to hire U.S.-born workers. Third, there's racial bias. If Asians had the same long-term unemployment as their equally-educated white peers, their long-term jobless rate would be 8.1 percentage points lower.
"'but he's the best person for the job!!' What a STRANGE COINCIDENCE that the best person for the job is a white man 100% of the time." [follow this link to find a short video and analysis that examines racial discrimination in the labor market: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2012/11/race-and-labor-market-discrimination.html]
"Oh no, you must be an Islamic extremist. 'We're actually not hiring anyone at the moment.' You must be too narrow-minded and conservative." [follow this link to find a short video and analysis that examines racial discrimination in the labor market: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2012/11/race-and-labor-market-discrimination.html] Artist: Jasmin, posted to "Memory + Desire" (http://gutgroan.tumblr.com/post/83660943985/i-did-this-poster-series-for-a-class-project-on)