Tuesday, March 13, 2007

joblessness and race

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an article today on some research out of the Univ. of Wisconsin/Milwaukee on racial disparities in labor force participation. In their benchmarking Milwaukee has one of the highest rates of joblessness among working age African American males. The one city with higher Black male joblessness: Pittsburgh. See their graphic.

Just to avoid any confusion, I think this data refers to city specific jobless rates, not county or region data. Also, this is not unemployment rate data, but joblessness which I think is meant to be the inverse of labor force participation.

For those interested, some local regional trends in unemployment rates by race and gender in Pittsburgh we put into the last issue of our PEQ, see page 7.


Blogger EdHeath said...

Caveats aside, this is a disheartening statistic. It puts the story from the PG about the low number of minority recruits on the cops and in the Fire Bureau in a new light.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 8:30:00 AM  

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