The Economic Impact of Racial Injustice on Black America Insights from:

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Overview
Skills for Chicagoland’s Future is a nonprofit organization that was founded during the Great Recession, to partner with employers to get the unemployed and underemployed back to work.

As a data driven organization, we start and end our work by looking at data to inform our decision making and create programmatic projections based on the needs in the market. Additionally, as a collaborative member of the workforce community, we are happy to share the data we have accumulated from reliable sources, as well as models we have built. Our goal is for this information to create a wider understanding of the significance of this unprecedented moment on unemployed individuals.

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RACIAL EMPLOYMENT DISCREPANCIES

INCOME INEQUITY

%
of Black individuals lived in poverty (compared to 9% of White individuals)​ in 2018

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON PEOPLE OF COLOR

The Economic Fallout of COVID-19 has Hit Low-Income Households Harder

Almost 40%

of households earning less than $40,000 a year experienced at least one job loss in March

About 1/3

of households who have lost a job or had their hours cut cannot cover their expenses for the month

Date: May 14, 2020, Source: Federal Reserve, Wall Street Journal

THE CONTINUED GROWTH OF THE RACIAL WEALTH GAP

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