Rate of unemployment reveals socioeconomic penalty for ethnic minorities

A major study into the jobs of people from ethnic minority groups has revealed “persistent racism” in access to positive socioeconomic outcomes

Men in six of the seven ethnic minority groups studied were more likely to be ill or unemployed than white men in 2011 compared to five of the seven groups in 1971.

Women in six of the seven ethnic minority groups had a higher rate of unemployment and sickness than white women. This figure was consistent between 1971 and 2011.

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