Mar 01 2007
Historically, labor market outcomes for African-Americans have been worse than those for the population as a whole. The problem is even more acute for black men, particularly for young black men with low educational attainment.
Key Concerns· The Unemployment Rate for Black Men is Double That of All Men.
· Labor Force Participation Is Lower Among Black Men.
· Nearly 40 Percent of Black Men Were Not Working in 2006.
· The Problem of Black Male Unemployment Is Particularly Acute Among Young Men.
· Little Education Means Joblessness for Many Young Black Men.
· High Rates of Incarceration Pose Steep Employment Barriers for Black Men.
· Rigid Child Support Collection Creates a Disincentive to Find Work for Half of African American Men Aged 25 to 36.
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