•Press Release Economic Crisis and Recovery Inequality Jobs US Workers
Washington DC — With today’s release of Recognizing Native American Frontline Workers, the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) expands on our previous work to take a closer look at Native American workers in frontline industries.
Researchers Hayley Brown and Shawn Fremstad use the most recent data from the American Community Survey to adapt and expand the industry groupings that made up last year’s demographic profiles of workers in frontline industries.
The analysis finds:
“It is worth reflecting on the lack of visibility afforded to Native American people—including those who have worked on the frontlines of the crisis despite inadequate pay and health care,” said co-author Brown.
For an analysis of Native American income and poverty rates, see Native Americans Need to Be Included in Annual Census Reports on Income and Poverty.