•Press Release Gun Violence Prevention Inequality Jobs United States
Washington, DC — In states where Black households experience higher economic hardship, they also experience higher rates of gun violence. In a commentary released today, CEPR’s Algernon Austin proposes addressing the “profound jobs crisis among Black men” as a powerful tool to reduce gun violence, especially among those most affected — Black men.
“We also need to combat racial discrimination in the labor market, and raise the federal minimum wage.That’s not all that needs to be done, but it is a good place to start,” said Austin.
(A correction to the graph’s Y-axis removed the %. The correct rate is per 100,000, as updated at 11:50 am ET.)