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Canada’s Black Population – Black youth have higher educational aspirations than other youth, but lower levels of educational attainment

To better understand the educational pathways of the Black population, a cohort of young people was followed over a decade, from 2006 to 2016. Results indicate that young Black people were as likely as other young Canadians from the same cohort to obtain a high school diploma, but were less likely to obtain a postsecondary … Continue reading

African American STEM Workers in US – Six-in-ten have faced discrimination on the job

Blacks who work in science, technology, engineering and math fields are more likely than STEM workers from other racial or ethnic backgrounds to say they have faced discrimination on the job. They also stand out in their views about workplace diversity, according to a new Pew Research Center report. Roughly six-in-ten black STEM workers (62%) … Continue reading

US / African-American / The wealth gap between worsening

The wealth gap between blacks and whites has nearly tripled over the past 25 years, due largely to inequality in home ownership, income, education and inheritances, according to a new study by Brandeis University. That type of inequality can be a drag on economic growth for everyone, said Thomas Shapiro, director of the university’s Institute … Continue reading

US / Youth Unemployment among Young African American: 22.1 percent

U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate held steady at 7.8%. However, the jobs outlook for young people especially young black teens is bleak. According to Generation Opportunity, which charts unemployment for Millennials aged 18-29, the general jobless rate for teens is 11.5 percent and a shocking 22.1 percent for younger … Continue reading

Black Unemployment Rate – Beyond 14.4 percent

The black unemployment rate stands currently at 14.4%. Blacks usually bare the burden of any increase in unemployment, as they are usually the first laid off as the economy sours and turns downward and are the last recalled as the economy turns upward. This to some extent is reflected in the current unemployment rate figures … Continue reading

Why Black Unemployment is high – Few Links To Corporate America

On Saturday, a panel discussing the persistently high unemployment among African-Americans and women on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry linked that problem to the shrinking public sector. One of host Melissa Harris-Perry‘s guests said that the black middle class was born out of the expansion of public sector employment and that African-Americans simply do not have links … Continue reading

Race Matters – Black unemployment rate:14.4% -vs- white at 7.4%

As the overall U.S. unemployment rate stayed at 8.2% in June, the rate among black Americans rose nearly a full percentage point. The reason for the increase appears to have been a rise in the percentage of African-Americans looking for a job, rather than job losses. The unemployment rate for blacks rose to 14.4% from … Continue reading

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