Black v. White women’s employment losses

Data from the BLS today show Black women losing almost twice as much as White women in terms of percent of each group employed. From October 2008 to October 2009, the percentage of White women employed fell from 57.6% to 55.7%. For Black women the fall was from 58.5% to 54.8%. The change is shown here:

change in emp-pop ratio oct08-oct-09_26060_image001

Source: My calculation from Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Coming soon, more on the declining relative status of Black women.


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2 responses to “Black v. White women’s employment losses

  1. Pingback: Week in Review – November 6, 2009 « CFUW Stratford News

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