Advancing racial equity in the workplace is a system-level challenge-ranging from the structural inequities of geography to underrepresentation in industries and jobs that could create additional opportunity to the behaviors of the workplace itself.
In the United States, Black workers account for 15 million, or 12 percent, of the 125 million US private-sector workers. The overall Black labor force, including the entire private sector, public sector, and the unemployed looking for work is 20.6 million. Our analysis of economic data, primarily drawn from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the US Census Bureau from 2019, as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 2018, reinforces the immense complexity of the challenge facing many of the Black private-sector workers today.
Almost half of Black workers are in three industries with a large frontline presence, with significant underrepresentation especially in high-growth, high-wage industries.
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