Report | Inequality and Poverty

Downcast Unemployment Forecast—Targeted Job Creation Policies Necessary to Offset Grim Projections

Issue Brief #270

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The nation’s 10% unemployment rate does not capture the severity of the crisis for minority workers in many regions of the country. This Issue brief provides a breakdown of the unemployment projections into 2010 for various demographic groups in every state.

For additional data on the varying unemployment picture around the U.S., from the 2.8% jobless rate for white workers in North Dakota, to the 23.9% jobless rate for black workers in Michigan, visit EPI’s Economy Track, which offers a detailed look at unemployment rates by race, gender, level of education, and geographic region.