A comprehensive new piece from the Economic Policy Institute examines the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on Black workers and families using a variety of economic measures. While unemployment has increased for all workers, the rate in April 2020 was higher for black workers (at 16.7 percent) than white workers (at 14.2 percent). Black women have faced the largest employment-to-population ratio losses during the pandemic. The authors also use health, housing, and other data to illustrate long-standing racial disparities that made African Americans more vulnerable to a public health crisis even before the pandemic began, including residence in densely-populated housing and higher rates of chronic illnesses. #covid-19 #racialequity #workforce
Economic Policy Institute report details disparities for Black workers and families
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