The Unemployment Gap Between Black and White New Yorkers Is Widening

Media April 28, 2023

“The job search has also been difficult for younger people. About 17 percent of New Yorkers in the labor force between the ages of 18 and 24 were unemployed, according to the report, with young Black men disproportionately represented in that group.

And for Black men who have prior criminal convictions, the search can be doubly hard, said Christopher Watler, the executive vice president of the Center for Employment Opportunities, a career development agency for people with criminal records.”

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