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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Receipt of Unemployment Insurance Benefits During the Great Recession

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Document date: July 23, 2012
Released online: July 23, 2012
The Great Recession hit black workers harder; the unemployment rate was higher for non-Hispanic black than for non-Hispanic white or Hispanic workers, and black unemployed workers had the lowest receipt of Unemployment Insurance benefits, 23.8 percent compared to whites' 33.2 percent. Differences persist even after controlling for education, past employment, and reasons for unemployment.


Topics/Tags: | Economy/Taxes | Employment | Race/Ethnicity/Gender


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