Race: Employment, Work & Labor
Race: Hiring Discrimination
Race: Employment & Labor Force Participation
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."
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)
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.