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Newly-Hired Top Staff of Color by Returning Members

The charts below include data on top staff of color (chiefs of staff, legislative directors, communications directors, and full committee staff directors) hired by returning Members of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate (those who served in the 115th Congress and will serve in the 116th Congress) since November 2018.

The charts below include racial diversity data on top staff (chiefs of staff, legislative directors, and communications directors) hired by newly-elected Members of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate for the 116th Congress.


December Jobs Analysis

On the first Friday of every month, the Joint Center hosts an online conversation on the implications of the latest Employment Situation Report for Black communities when The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases data providing insight into key indicators like the national unemployment rate and t