Black Americans disproportionately affected by coronavirus layoffs - Business Insider

Fewer than half of Black Americans were employed in April, highlighting how coronavirus layoffs have disproportionately affected Black communities

6/4/2020 12:14:00 AM

Fewer than half of Black Americans were employed in April, highlighting how coronavirus layoffs have disproportionately affected Black communities

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,which has now killed more than 100,000 people in the US. (Employment data only includes the number of people employed and unemployed. It excludes people who are unemployed and not looking for work.)The virus has hit Black communities particularly hard because Black people are disproportionately represented in public-facing jobs that were deemed essential or they were laid off from service jobs that cannot be done from home. 

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One study by the Center for Economic and Policy Researchfound that Black workers made up 17% of frontline employees but only 11.9% of the overall workforce. "Workers of color are particularly overrepresented" in industries like postal services, public transportation, warehouses, and trucking, the group found.

And Black people are dying at far higher rates from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agencyfoundthat death rates were about 92.3 per 100,000 black people and 74.3 per 100,000 Hispanic or Latino people, while the death rate among white people was about 45.2 per 100,000.

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Reductions in employments: 62% - 51,8% Wht -10,2% 59% - 48,8% Blk -10,2% 65% - 51,3% Hisp -13,7% Actually its highlighting how corona layoffs have disproportionately affected Hispanic/Latino communities!! Train your trainees to learn how to read charts! AntifaTerrorists Looks like the Equal Opportunity Office (EEO) has made big strides in almost being color blind! Signed HumanCapitalStock 135792468 Resister number 3

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