Monday, August 5, 2013

Pew Research: Employment Rate Progress for U.S. Blacks and Hispanics

The Pew Research Center's Ron DeSilver examines subsets of recent U.S. employment numbers.  He notes that Blacks and Hispanics have made some progress.

The article is linked below.

Pew Research: Some Progress for Black and Hispanic Employment

"The employment-to-population ratio for blacks, after bottoming out at 51.1% in mid-2011, has lately been moving higher, reaching 53.7% in July. And among Hispanics, the ratio (which closely tracked that of whites for a year and a half) spiked a few months ago; it now stands at 60.4%, a full percentage point higher than whites. All told, the numbers suggest a bit more jobs momentum for blacks and Hispanics."

Drew DeSilver, Pew Research Center

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