African American Men and the Labor Market during the Great by Michelle Holder

By Michelle Holder

This ebook analyzes the prestige and place of African American males within the U.S. hard work industry ahead of, in the course of, and after the good Recession. utilizing a version of occupational crowding, the e-book outlines how the illustration of African American males in significant occupational different types virtually universally declined in the course of the contemporary recession while white non-Hispanic males have been capable of hold their occupational illustration within the face of unbelievable task losses. utilizing US Census Bureau info, this booklet illustrates how African American males sought to insulate their crew from devastating task losses via expanding their academic attainment in a task marketplace the place employers exercised extra leverage in hiring. even if, this approach used to be not able to guard this crew from disparate task losses as African American males turned additional marginalized within the team throughout the nice Recession. coverage ways to deal with excessive African American male unemployment are defined within the ultimate chapter.

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The chapter will then situate where African American men stood with respect to employment, unemployment and labor force participation in the American workforce at recession’s end. LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT DURING THE GREAT RECESSION Long-term unemployment, defined as being unemployed for more than six months, became an entrenched and pervasive feature of the last recession’s labor market landscape. Using the case of New York City as an example of the impact on long-term unemployment in a large city/urban area, the average duration of unemployment lengthened from 2009 to 2011; it increased from 30 weeks in 2009 to 41 weeks in 2011, almost a 3-month difference.

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