University of Wisconsin–Madison

Local and Targeted Hiring

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
Economic recovery is not returning to all communities equally: the unemployment rate for White workers is down to nearly 4 percent nationally, while the unemployment rate for Black workers is more than double that. This disparity in employment is not an anomaly of our current economy, but has been the persistent reality for people of color for decades. Repeated studies show that job seekers of color are far less likely to be hired than their White counterparts, even when equally qualified.

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