By FRANK STRICKER In the poverty report for 2021, released on September 13, there was some good news. The official poverty rate stood at 11.6% of the population. That was essentially the same as the rate (11.5%) in 2020. Amazingly, it was just a little higher than in 2019, the last pre-pandemic year. So poverty… Read More The Poverty Numbers in 2021: Is There A Better Way to Count Poverty?
Employment and Unemployment Among Youth BLS Unemployment 16-19, 1970-2015 Hispanic data are not seasonally adjusted. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/06/the-real-reason-that-young-people-cant-find-jobs/372514/ Unemployment rates of young black men [age 16 to 19] 1972 to the present College Enrollment and Work Activity of High School Graduates (Annual) BLS “Out of School, Out of Work . . . Out of Luck? NYC’s Disconnected… Read More Youth Unemployment
New York Times, December 1, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/us/01race.html …. …there is ample evidence that racial inequities remain when it comes to employment. …. College-educated black men, especially, have struggled relative to their white counterparts in this downturn, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate for black male college graduates 25… Read More In Job Hunt, College Degree Can’t Close Racial Gap, Michael Luo, NY Times