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Black Workers Are Twice as Likely as White Workers to Live in Low-Income Families
According to Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) data analysis, three-in-ten Black workers work in six frontline industry groups, compared to one-in-five White workers. These industry groups include health care; grocery, convenience, and drug stores; childcare and social services; trucking, warehouse, and postal services; public transit; and building cleaning services.
These are just some of the insights provided in new analysis by CEPR’s Hayley Brown, Shawn Fremstad, and Hye Jin Rho.
“Among workers in frontline industries, Black workers are overrepresented and undercompensated,” said coauthor Hayley Brown.
The data also show:
The new analysis follows the April report by the same authors, “A Basic Demographic Profile of Workers in Frontline Industries.”