Categories:  'Racial Inequality'  

In a Recession, Black People are Most Likely to Lose Their Jobs

" "There’s a double disadvantage that black public-sector workers face, particularly black women,” said [Jennifer] Laird, a doctoral student in sociology. “They’re concentrated in a [...]

“There’s a double disadvantage that black public-sector workers face, particularly black women,” said [Jennifer] Laird, a doctoral student in sociology. “They’re concentrated in a shrinking sector of the economy, and they’re substantially more likely than other public sector employees to be without work.”…

Nearly one in five black adults works for the government, in positions ranging from teaching to delivering mail, managing departments to investigating crimes. By comparison, 14 percent of whites and 10 percent of Hispanics hold public-sector jobs.

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Publication Date: 26/06/2011
Source: Time
Author: Brian O'Connell
Publication Date: 24/06/2015
Source: The Atlantic
Author: Gillian B. White
Publication Date: 24/08/2015
Source: UW News
Author: Deborah Bach